Northern Open Gardens – Saturday 23th & Sunday 24th September
Bridestowe Estate Lavender Farm
296 Gillespies Road, Nabowla – Google Map
Open Daily 10am – 4pm
Entry $10 includes guided tour
Join us for an unforgettable experience at Bridestowe Lavender Estate. We’re open all year round for you to enjoy each season, farm cycle and the freedom and space that comes with farm life.
We are a working farm, so we’re busy throughout the year with planting, pruning and making our famous Bridestowe Lavender Estate products.
WAG Walker Heritage Rhododendron Gardens
247 Lalla Road, Lalla (near Lilydale) – Google Map
The Walker Reserve is an historic garden established in the 1890s by the Walker family.
It features colourful rhododendrons, erica, boronia, holly and other exotic trees.
There are views over the wine-growing area of the Pipers River valley.
0458 954 175
Grey Sands Vineyard
6 Kerrison’s Road, Glengarry – Google Map
Note: Changed time for Sunday 17th September. 11am-3pm
Open 11am – 6pm
Entry $5 – 18 and over
Best described as a “collector’s garden’…something to enjoy in every season. mature conifers, birches, maples, camellias, mollis azaleas, roses, unusual and exotic perennials in a relaxed, informal setting.
(03) 6396 1167
Heritage Forests & Native Plant Garden
off Vermont Road, at top of Caswell Street, Mowbray
Conceived and first planted in 2005, the garden has slowly matured into a site of real beauty, particularly during the mass spring flowering. Dedicated members of the APS have teamed with the City of Launceston to develop the garden which is open to the public every day. Rustic pathways wind around and through informal beds of flowering shrubs, shimmering grasses and colourful plants. Tasmanian flora has evolved to be hardy to cope with cool, wet winters and hot dry summers but are surprisingly rich with abundant delicate flowers in season.
197 Wellington St, Launceston – Google Map
Free entry (donations to the restoration fund would be welcome)
The Tasdance Garden is a combination of the remnants of the original 1834 formal garden elements with a 1960’s fantasy garden section created by Sir Kenneth Gillespie when the property began a new life as the Home of the Tasmanian Ballet Company… the precursor to the state contemporary dance company that is Tasdance. The Tasdance Friends started to restore the garden in 2014 and most replanting has been completed.
413 Hobart Road, launceston – Google Map
Entry to garden Free
Tour of house – Adult $10,Concession $8
(03) 6344 7824
234 Clarendon Station Road, Evendale – Google Map
Open 10am – 4pm
Entry to garden Free
Tour of House – $15 – $10 Concession
Set in 7 hectares on the banks of the South Esk River, Clarendon was the centre of a large pastoral enterprise developed by James Cox. Complete with servants wing and many farm buildings the House is surrounded by extensive gardens and parklands which can be explored.
(03) 6344 6233
The Gardens at Great Western Tiers Visitor Centre
98-100 Emu Bay Road, Deloraine – Google Map
Open 9am – 5pm
Entry $8, Concession $6 includes entry to Deloraine Folk Museum
(03) 6362 5280
Old Wesley Dale
1970 Mole Creek Road, Mole creek – Google Map
A peaceful English garden abounding with hedges and walls, productive potager, lovely vistas drawing from borrowed natural landscapes. Our garden had its beginnings in 2001. It was a haphazard planting of hellebores, a few roses and hydrangeas. What we did have were some wonderful established trees, the surrounding built heritage and a splendid landscape.
(03) 6363 1212
Marakoopa Gardens & Cafe
186 Mayberry Road, Mayberry (near Mole Creek Caves) Google Map
The gardens are a delight, with benches and chairs to relax on as you drink your coffee and enjoy a toasted Panini, a gourmet hot dog or delicious seasonal soup, finished off with a home-baked muffin or cake served with fresh cream.
(03) 6363 5033