Immerse yourself in the captivating beauty of flowers as we celebrate 185 years of the Hobart Horticultural Society with the City of Hobart Floral Shows.

The Hobart Town Hall Ballroom is a glorious backdrop for the 2023-24 season of shows.

Since 1875, the Hobart Horticultural Society (HHS) and Tasmanian Orchid Society, in conjunction with the City of Hobart, has presented an annual program of floral shows to floral enthusiasts.

Amateur and novice sections are a great way for the uninitiated to learn the time-honoured tradition of showing flowers at this highly-regarded, professionally-judged event.

Spring Show

The Spring Show brings with it all the colour and joy of the season. Daffodils and Camellias are the focus of this show and amateurs are encouraged to enter.

  • Friday 8 September 2023 | 1 - 5 pm
  • Saturday 9 September 2023 | 10 am - 4 pm

Orchid Show

A variety of exotic and Tasmanian orchids will be featured in a unique display of these very elegant and ornamental blooms at the peak of their flowering.

  • Thursday 28 September 2023 | 1 - 5 pm
  • Friday 29 September 2023 | 9 am - 5 pm
  • Saturday 30 September 2023 | 9 am - 5 pm
  • Sunday 1 October 2023 | 9 am - 2.30 pm

Rose and Iris Show

The Rose and Iris Show in November brings a festival of colour and scent to the Town Hall Ballroom. A lavish arrangement of these stunning flowers of all variety will be on display.

  • Friday 3 November 2023 | 1 - 5 pm
  • Saturday 4 November 2023 | 10 am - 4 pm

Dahlia Show

The annual Dahlia Show in March 2024 provides a lush sea of colour and vibrancy that is sure to invigorate the senses.

  • Friday 8 March 2024 | 1 - 5 pm
  • Saturday 9 March 2024 | 10 am - 4 pm

More information

Many of the floral shows have plants available for sale.

The shows will be held on the first floor of the Hobart Town Hall in the Ballroom. Accessible parking is located at the rear of the Town Hall and elevator access is available form 9 am - 5 pm from the Town Hall rear car park (off Elizabeth Street). Please ring the doorbell to gain entry. There are ramps at the main entrance of the Town Hall and the elevator will take guests to level 1, Ballroom.

Photographers are welcome to attend the shows prior to public opening on Saturdays from 8 - 10 am.

Please email or phone 03 6238 2890 for further information.

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