Gardens of North West Tasmania
The north west of Tasmania, with it’s wonderful soils, mild climate and reliable rainfall, produces some of the finest gardens in Australia. Four distinctive seasons guarantee that visitors will experience colourful displays at any time of year; visit in spring for spectacular blossoms, or in autumn for rich hues of red and gold. Keen gardeners will take home with them fond memories of the following gardens of the north west.
Allendale Gardens and Rain Forest – Edith Creek via Smithton.
Featuring 6.5 acres of ever-changing floral themes, rare and exotic trees and conifers, landscaped as ‘living art’ to create areas of peace and tranquility along the banks of Allen creek.
Annsleigh Gardens and Cafe – 4, Metaira Rd, Ridgley, Burnie.
A profusion of colourful trees, shrubs, perenials and bulbs, with cherry blossom, wisteria, camellia and laburnum walks; rhododendrons, rose garden and colonial section.
Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden – 55 Breffny Rd, Romaine, Burnie.
Over 23,000 rhododendrons and select companion plants displayed in 13 hectares of garden, with walking tracks, lakes, bridges, gazebos and waterfalls.
Kaydale Lodge Gardens – 250 Loogana Rd, Nietta.
Enjoy the visual delights of this acclaimed two-hectar landscaped garden.
Experience country house accommodation, morning and afternoon teas and light lunches.
Hawley House Gardens – Hawley Beach, near Port Sorell.
Set on a peninsula and buffeted by salt-laden winds, gardens which have been literally scraped from the beachside bedrock encompass an extensive range of exotic plants from cool temperate to sub-tropical.
Tasmanian Arboretum – 40 Old Tramway Rd, Eugenana, Devonport.
This collection of labelled woody plants includes flowering leatherwood in summer, conifers and deciduous trees in winter.
Entry is by donation.
Villarett Gardens and Cafe – 789 Railton Road, Moltema.
The gardens at Villarett date from early last century when beech, holly and oak trees were planted. Four hectares of garden have been developed comprising exotic shrubs and trees, roses, herbs and bulbs.