The last Australian days of summer see a fabulous range of flowers come into peak season, including a number of Tasmania's native gems – the vibrant Tasmanian native orchid, the dainty pink and white Tasmanian alpine flowers and the gorgeous crisp Tasmanian leatherwood flower.
Visit the wonderful gardens in which these native flowers bloom, by heading out on a Blooming Tasmania adventure!
Located on Tasmania's stunning north west coast, along the edge of the famous Tarkine is Allendale Gardens.
Allendale is paradise for any flower enthusiast, with six acres of landscaped gardens and another 65 acres of rainforest!
You will want to make a visit before the last Saturday of April as from that date the gardens will be closed until spring comes around again.
The Allendale Gardens are also a favoured wedding location, providing a beautiful floral backdrop to the big day's events.
"From roses to a rainforest", Allendale Gardens has it all. Open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 to 16:00, you can be sure to get your fix of all that is bright and beautiful about gardens in the summer.
Crawleighwood Nursery and Garden
Witness the brilliant colours of summer and autumn at the Crawleighwood Nursery and Garden in the picturesque hills at Nicholls Rivulet, nestled in Tasmania's stunning Huon Valley.
The gorgeous two-hectare garden features lush rhododendron woodland and magnificent deciduous trees such as maples.
Entry is $5 for adults, with the garden open from 10:00 to 15:30 from Thursday to Saturday.
Keep an eye out for the new nursery opening this year!
Kaydale Lodge Gardens
Discover this glorious two-hectare cool-climate garden in Tasmania's north west, created by a family of dedicated gardeners.
Featuring a fritillaria meadow, waterfalls, ponds, rare bulbs, woodland and other unique sights, you will be sure to enjoy your time at Nietta's Kaydale Lodge Gardens.
You can also opt to stay at the lodge which offers "warm, comfortable country in-house accommodation" featuring the Wattle and Cypress rooms and a honeymoon suite!
Near Hobart, and an easy day trip to combine with any journey to the Huon Valley, Margate, Snug or Kingston is Inverawe Native Gardens near The Margate Train. This garden with its enormous collection of Australian native plants that sweep down to the shoreline of North West Bay will overwhelm you with colour, texture and subtle scents.