Pirate Fun at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

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Summer at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens has never been better with a selection of events and activities to keep guests entertained during their visit.

Located on the Queens Domain, the gardens are just a short two kilometre walk from Hobart's CBD, housing a number of attractions including a Japanese garden, the subantarctic plant house, the French memorial garden and fountain, the rain garden and Fuchsia House.

If you're a fan of classic works such as Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing and The Merchant of Venice, then take a day out this summer for the Shakespeare Garden Tour.

This unique experience will have visitors taking a walking tour of the gardens, discovering plants that were included in the English poet and playwright's "works, life and times".

About a third of the gardens is covered in the 70 minute tour, running on January 5, February 2 and March 2 at 10:00, with entry $8.

The gardens is also getting ready for some swashbuckling fun this summer with performances of the famous adventure novel by Robert Louis-Stevenson, Treasure Island!

Treat the kids to a day at the gardens as Long John Silver is joined by his band of bumbling pirates to find Captain Flint's treasure, in what is bound to be an adventure of "madness, mayhem and merriment".

The play will be held in various locations within the botanical gardens, where you can expect to have a barrel of laughs with the kids and join in with the catchy songs from the show.

Tickets are available from Centertainment, with children (aged 4-14) $10, adults $20 and concession $10. A 10 per cent discount is also available for groups of ten or more (aged 4 years and over).

RTBG Performances are always fun

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