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Type : Station
Line : Main Line
Distance from Hobart : 001.609km
Opened : 1884 (as Royal Society Gardens), renamed Botanical Gardens in 1886
Closed : 1974
Status : Closed
Name meaning : After the location
Notes : Station demolished, island platform still exists. Signal box relocated to the former Glenorchy railway station. Passenger station only. Signal box was located on the Down end of the platform.
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H2 passing the Botanical Gardens in the mid afternoon, whilst running between Hobart & Claremont, serving the Royal Hobart Show in 1990. (Steve Zvillis)
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An A class locomotive poses on the Up line at Botanical Gardens platform, circa 1920. (Beattie photo)
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DP set passing a DP and PT railcar set on the double track suburban just north of Botanical Gardens station (undated, uncredited)
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Botanic Gardens platform remains, Aug 2023 (Google)
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Location of the station (LISTmap)
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Streamlined R3 passes Botanical Gardens on an Up train after 1937 (Libraries Tas)
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DP15 & DP29 at the Botanical Gardens, February 1971 (Winney Collection) (ARHS)
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Botanical Gardens, early 1900s - a 4-4-0 class with a rake of country carriages nears Hobart
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DP24 at Botanical Gardens, 1/7/1970 ( J W Stokes)
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Botanical Gardens station - possibly a suburban train (no Tasman Limited plate), c1964. (Tony Stagg)
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Photographer: Keith Atkinson
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