Open with limited services 

The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens are open with limited services.

The visitor centre, services, and Succulent Restaurant as well as the Sub-Antarctic Plant House, Conservatory and Gatekeeper’s Cottage will remain closed until further notice.

Sprout café re-opens from Friday 29 May. Great coffee, locally produced Valhalla ice-cream and takeaway snacks are available for visitors to enjoy on the outdoor deck seating or as you wander through the Gardens.

Residents should only use the Gardens are those that they can walk, run or cycle (bikes are not permitted in the gardens but bike parking is available at the Main and Lower Gates) to, or if this is not possible, can drive to within 30 kilometres of their place of residence.

Residents must still maintain and observe physical distancing rules, limit groups to two people except for household members and move on once they have completed their exercise.

If you don’t need to leave your home to go to work, go to school, get supplies, provide care or exercise – then you should stay at home.

For further information please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions below or contact the Gardens directly on 03 6166 0451 or


What time are the Gardens open?

The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens will be open from 8am-5pm daily (winter operating hours).

Can I drive to a park or reserve to undertake exercise?

Yes. You can drive to a local park or reserve provided it is within 30 kilometres of your place of residence. It is however preferred that you ride or walk and minimise travel.

Can I participate in group exercise?

This can only take place if approved by management.

Can I walk my dog in the Gardens?

No. Dogs are not permitted in the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

Will toilets be open?

Limited toilets will be open. Please bring your own hand sanitiser.