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The Royal Victorian Botanical Gardens

14 hectares with a unique heated garden wall

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We hiked to the botanical gardens and took a walking tour upon our arrival to Hobart, Tasmania. The gardens have a very unique heated wall that protects the plants from the winds and extends the growing season. It was build by convicts on the island in 1817.

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It was a beautiful summer day and the assortment of flowers was beautiful!
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Other than all the colorful blossums, we saw stone arches, ancient trees and a Huon pine which has wood that never rots. Interesting!
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We returned to our hotel in time to change for our dinner at a top restaurant in the area called "Landscape" - known for its steaks. I thought Jeff might want to do a comparison with the beef back home. We were not disappointed. We started with some very "creamy" oysters and a crisp white wine. We enjoyed their Scotch called "McHenry". Next was the Beef Tartar with Crayfish crisps .. probably the best ever. And finally Kobe beef steak and pink eyed potatoes fried in duck fat (their specialty). Last but not least ... Apple pie for dessert with kind words...
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Then off to bed for a long day tomorrow at Bruny Island.

Posted by Where2FromHere 23:01 Archived in Australia

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Looks like a great trip! Pictures from the gardens are spectacular! Safe travels home!

Ned

by Ned Stewart

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