‘Celebrating the indigenous flora of South-East Tasmania’
As a Regional Botanic Garden, the Tasmanian Bushland Garden is one of the very few public gardens in Tasmania devoted entirely to Tasmanian native plants. Located beside the Tasman Highway, next door to Pulchella Nursery, it features two hectares of enclosed display gardens set in a 20 ha bushland reserve in a peaceful rural setting. The gardens have been entirely developed by volunteers passionate about native plants.
The display gardens are laid out in natural communities, with rocks and logs a feature of the landscaping. Communities from granite and sandstone areas are included, as well as displays of some of the rare and threatened plants of the region. Signs and labels give explanations and names for the communities and plants, and also explain other aspects of the landscape.
A large landscaped quarry with a waterfall and pond is a popular attraction, as are a number of sculptures around the gardens. A picnic shelter, toilets, electric barbecue and picnic tables are available, making this a perfect place for a lunch or tea stop.
The bushland area has walking tracks to a hilltop lookout, a grassy valley with majestic white gums, and a delightful wading pool in the local creek. Birds and wildlife are plentiful. Walks range from 20 minutes to about 45 minutes.
Free entry (donations warmly welcomed)
Open daily during daylight hours
Tasman Highway, Buckland (next door to Pulchella Nursery)
About one hour’s drive from Hobart and halfway to Swansea
P: (03) 6239 1688