Can we ride bicycles in the Gardens?

It seems like a great place to ride a bike; but we need to respect the safety of all our visitors so NO bicycles, tricycles and any form of large wheeled transport is allowed in the gardens. You may walk your bicycle through the Gardens, or lock and park them at the front gates. The bicycle ...

Are the Garden’s paths suitable for wheelchairs?

The easy access pathway from the top entrance of the Gardens to the Visitor Centre is graded especially for wheelchairs, and other paths throughout the Gardens are also suitable. The Easy Access Path is located in pink  on the Visitor Guide Map, which is avaliable at the Main Gate or the Visitor Centre. Wheelchairs may ...

Can we see Huon Pines at the Gardens?

Yes the Gardens has several Huon pines. They are only small trees as this is not their natural habitat and they are very slow growing – literally thousands of years to reach maturity. You’ll find them in our Tasmanian Collection and in the Fernery.

Is there an entry fee to the Gardens?

Entry into the Botanical Gardens is by gold coin donation. Donations are gratefully received and may be left in the collection boxes at the entrances to the Gardens. Donations over $2 are tax deductible and can be made at the Visitor Centre or Administration Office (phone 036166 0451). All proceeds go to support the Gardens. For ...

Is there a sheltered area where groups can meet?

The Gardens offers a range of shelters where family or social groups can meet, including the Gazebo, Fuchsia House and Wombat One. Bookings are preferred to guarantee availability and exclusive use for your event (fees apply). Meeting rooms are also available for hire – including the Banksia Room and The Pod. Bookings are essential. For ...

Where is Peter Cundall’s Vegie Garden?

Pete’s Patch has been redeveloped into the Tasmanian Community Food Garden. This amazing community resource acts as a practical learning environment as well as a display garden. It is featured on ABC’s Gardening Australia television program and home to our own garden guru, Tino Carnevale.

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