The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) were established in 1818 and receive around 350,000 visitors a year. The Gardens cover an area of 14 hectares and display more than 6,000 species from around the world and Australia.
As a State Government statutory organisation, the Gardens are more than just plant collections. They provide a setting for social activities and celebrations, education programs, recreation, conservation of natural and cultural heritage as well as plant research.
The total number of visitors to the Gardens in 2003-04 was 368,726, an 18.0% increase on 2002-03.
Further information can be found on the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens web site at http://www.rtbg.tas.gov.au.