The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens(RTBG) invites sponsorship opportunities that will assist with the delivery of its diverse mission, which includes:

  • The delivery of sustainable programs to maintain and enhance plant collections and displays
  • Our support to local tourism and recreation, including the hosting of events
  • The showcasing of cultural heritage
  • Provide learning opportunities for Tasmania and the broader community

 The RTBG enjoys sound relations with a variety of corporate sponsors and individuals, providing each with the targeted affiliation and public profile with key projects, events and displays.

Core Public Support

Core public funding for the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens is received from The Government of Tasmania through the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment.

Support is also received from the Hobart City Council.

Nekon Powering the Gardens

Nekon Pty Ltd has provided significant funding and support to the RTBG enabling the installation and set up a solar energy system for the Gardens. This system will focus on providing clean renewable energy for major attractions such as the Sub Antarctic Plant House. The result of Nekon’s contribution is a significant reduction in the running costs of a number of the Gardens collections.

Conservation, Rehabilitation and Research Partners

BHP Billiton TEMCO

Tasmanian Minerals Council

Mineral Resources Tasmania

Friends of RTBG


Tasmanian Seed Conservation Centre – Partners

Millennium Seed Bank Project of the Royal Botanical Garden – Kew (UK)

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery Herbarium

Department of Primary Industries and Water


Tree Sponsors

  • Dr M Treplin
  • S Cooper & G, G & I Fulton
  • Len Pike
  • Anne Geard and Lyndall Ayes (on behalf of A & H McCarthy)
  • Liz McNally
  • Ruby Tung-Yep
  • Mr & Mrs W Heap

Donor Organisations

  • The Friends of RTBG
  • Playgroup Tasmania (South)
  • Kingston District Garden Club
  • Lenah Valley Garden Club

Individual Donors

  • S Edwards
  • Susan King
  • M E McMillan
  • Helen Ogden
  • F & B Self
  • R S Rockefeller
  • L Driessen
  • Margaret Macdonald
  • Diane Matthews

Plus many donors who prefer to remain anonymous.

Volunteer Support

Volunteers provide valuable support in a range of assisting qualified and experienced professional staff. Volunteers provide a complementary rather than competing set of skills, focusing on tasks that would otherwise generally not be undertaken or assist staff with their tasks. Annually volunteers provide around 10,000 hours of time to many RTBG projects. Read more about volunteering opportunities.