The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens are so pleased that our gates are open and we are able to welcome you! Our staff have been busy during the closure of the Covid-19 period and the place is looking amazing! Pop into the Visitor Hub located at the main gate, grab a map and ask our staff about what highlights there are to explore across our 14 hectares of Gardens.

The Hub, The Botanical Shop, Succulent Restaurant, Sprout Cafe, Venue Hire as well as the Sub-Antarctic Plant House, Conservatory and Gatekeeper’s Cottage and all of our living collections are now open.

Visitors must still maintain and observe physical distancing rules.

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 get a coffee in the Gardens?

Yes, Sprout Cafe is open serving great coffee, locally produced Valhalla ice-cream and takeaway snacks are available for visitors to enjoy as you wander through the Gardens.

Can I make a reservation at the Restaurant?

You certainly can – we encourage you to make a reservation by calling the team on 03 6234 0606.

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 the toilets be open?

Yes however please bring your own hand sanitiser.

Can I book a meeting space at the Gardens?

Please visit our meetings page for more information.

Can I book our Wedding Ceremony at the Gardens?

Yes, Wedding bookings can now take place in the gardens – please visit the Weddings page for more information.