With an ideal temperate climate and four distinct seasons in which to flourish, Tasmanian gardens are some of the oldest and most scenic in Australia.
Visitors to the island state marvel at the diversity and beauty of both the natural and created public gardens, which thrive due to the clean air, rich soil and mild climate that are hallmarks of the nation’s most southern region.
You will find grounds and parks abounding in roses, fields of colourful tulips and areas dedicated entirely to the maintenance of unique plant life.
The national parks and forest reserves provide glimpses of many rare species that have survived for millions of years, including the trim leaf orchid – recently rediscovered after it was presumed extinct.
Garden experts in Tasmania are always willing to offer some helpful advice, while the latest Blooming Tasmania guide shows you where and when to find the best gardens.
If you like the idea of surrounding yourself with magical gardens and becoming completely immersed in the fresh scents and relaxing atmosphere of nature, why not stay overnight in one of the quaint cottages that open their doors to guests.