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Thanks to all who contributed

We have been overwhelmed by the Tasmanian community’s generosity and willingness to share these precious memories.

The book will be released in December 2017, if you’d like more information or to be informed when the book is available, please contact


What is the Gardens Bicentennial book?

2018 marks the bicentennial for the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. To commemorate […]

By |June 1st, 2017|Featured, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Thanks to all who contributed


A great day was had… A Taste of Tassie’s Eucalypts
Discover Tasmania’s Eucalyptus and their unique stories at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
March the 23rd, 2017 was National Eucalyptus Day and our experts, the RTBG’s Curator of Tasmanian Flora, Chris Lang and RTBG Team Leader, David Marrison led an engaging walk through the Gardens investigating […]

By |March 3rd, 2017|Featured|Comments Off on NATIONAL EUCALYPTUS DAY 2017


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By |April 21st, 2017|Featured|Comments Off on A BICENTENARY CELEBRATION


The Gardens is doing it #TassieStyle! And you can too!

Share your Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens / TassieStyle photos and captions to Instagram, Twitter or Discover Tasmania’s Facebook Page wall this summer and you could WIN one of three Tassie holidays designed by you, up to the value of $7500 each!* Plus there are $500 Tassie travel […]

By |December 12th, 2016|Featured|Comments Off on TASSIESTYLE 2017

Eating well with the Hawks!

Come and meet the Hawks players at the Botanical Gardens on Saturday February 18th from 2pm in the Tasmanian Community Food Garden. Be part of their tour around the garden looking at all the fresh produce and watch them as they prepare their yummy, healthy snacks!

The cooking demonstrations will be lead by the Canteen Association / […]

By |February 16th, 2017|Featured|Comments Off on Eating well with the Hawks!

The worldwide value of Botanic Gardens

May 2016 has ended  with two fundamental happenings, both in their own way giving us an opportunity to reflect on the value of botanic gardens around the world.

Beginning with the launch of the first annual State of the World’s Plants report published by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, England. This is a fascinating project highlighting and describing […]

By |May 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The worldwide value of Botanic Gardens

for July and August

The Gardens orchid collection
The Gardens conservatory is always a marvellous place to visit no matter what season. With the winter and early spring comes the beginning of the orchid seasons with stunning collections available for public viewing. The sheltered environment in the conservatory means the temperature is always pleasant no matter what the seasons throw […]

By |July 12th, 2016|What's looking great in the Gardens|Comments Off on for July and August

Could the cork oak save the planet?

One of the most spectacular trees in the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens is also the oldest of its kind in this region of the world. The Gardens cork oak Quercus suber  is truly of international heritage value, and without doubt the best of its kind in Australia. This tree was planted more than 150 years […]

By |July 1st, 2016|STORIES|Comments Off on Could the cork oak save the planet?

My Subantarctic Journey

Images and story by Mark Fountain

Mark Fountain is a denizen of Tasmania (the large island below Australia). When Mark first wrote this article in 2000 he was Horticultural operations manager at the the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, in 2016 he is now the Deputy Director of the Gardens.
Mark has had a major involvement in the development […]

By |March 3rd, 2016|STORIES, Uncategorized|Comments Off on My Subantarctic Journey

Gradina Botanica; a memorable evening in Bucharest

By |November 6th, 2015|STORIES|Comments Off on Gradina Botanica; a memorable evening in Bucharest