At 14 hectares the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens are easily viewed over the course of a relaxed day. If your time is limited, you can tailor your walk to encompass your personal interests. For instance, if you want to take in the Garden’s most significant cultural heritage landscapes and major iconic trees the walks above the Lily Pond (6) would be rewarding and could be coupled with a visit to the Gatekeepers’s Cottage (29) and the Gardens heritage walls, the Arthur (31) and Eardley-Wilmot (42) Walls. If you want to learn about Tasmanian Plants, walk through the Tasmanian Section (5) then take a look at the Fern House (23) (which focuses on Tasmanian ferns). Visit the Greater Hobart Garden (4) to look at our local flora. You should also add the Subantarctic House (9) to experience the closely related flora of wind blown Macquarie Island.

The Gardens Visitor Centre (1) is home to the Botanical Shop and our display gallery houses interesting displays and exhibitions year round. The Botanical restaurant is a perfect place to relax and take in vistas of the Gardens and the river while enjoying a meal.



Map of the Royal; Tasmanian Botanical Gardens


1. Botanical Restaurant, Kiosk, Shop, Training Room and Function Centre
2. Garden’s Academy
3. The Burrow
4. Greater Hobart Flora
5. Tasmanian Section
6. Lily Pond
7. Chinese Collection
8. Herb Garden
9. Subantarctic Plant House
10. Conservatory
11. Tasmanian Community Food Garden
12. The Friends’ Mixed Border
13. French Memorial Garden
14. Japanese Garden
15. Tasmanian East Coast Collection
16. Wombat One Bush Pavillion
17. Bike Track
18. Eucalypt Woodland
19. Deciduous Lawn
20. Oak Collection
21. Palm Collection
22. New Zealand Collection
23. Fern House
24. Floral Clock
25. Rhododendron Terraces
26. Anniversary Arch
27. Gazebo
28. Wollemi Pine
29. Friends’ Cottage
30. Pinetum
31. Arthur Wall
32. Bus Stop
33. Succulents
34. Depot/Nursery/Seed Bank
35. Cactus Collection
36. Administration
37. Easy Access Garden
38. Education Pod
39. Round House
40. Fuchsia House
41. Rose Arbour
42. Eardley-Wilmot Wall
Printed maps are also available at our main entrance and at the Visitor Centre.