Today, the gardens are a tranquil oasis of European and native trees, with a duck pond, monuments, playgrounds and the High Victorian building known as Albert Hall.
Visit the Senses Garden to smell the different perfumes of herbs and flowers, or the moated monkey enclosure to see the garden’s macaques.
Every year in February the park hosts Festivale, Tasmania’s leading food and wine festival. During summer the park also hosts free music performances by local pipe bands and community youth orchestras.
Except for the rain, it was a very informative tour. The bus driver even dropped us back at our hotel.