If you fancy yourself as a gardening fanatic, then spring is the prime time of the year to make a visit to the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens!
Located within the Queens Domain in Hobart, the gardens are only a short walk from the Hobart CBD, providing an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city for a colourful and lively garden paradise.
Now that the winter chill has receded, many flower beds have started to spring to life, where you can embark on a guided tour to learn about the history behind the gardens and the collection of flowers and plants held from the knowledgeable guides.
If you're feeling a bit peckish, you can retire to the Gardens Restaurant for a spot of lunch. Dine on your meal from the new deck, which offers spectacular views of the gardens and the Derwent River. You'll get to eat some of the region's top fresh produce and sample local Tasmanian wines.
Many events are on for the spring season with the Friends of the Gardens Plant Sale taking place on September 22, where herbs, tomatoes and other plants are sold to raise money for the Botanical Gardens.
Vegetable and gardening workshops will also be active during the months of September and October – so be sure to head to the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and get digging in!