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Garden Notes
The Garden Notes are written by the garden owners and often tell the story of their garden. We try to provide Garden Notes ahead of the opening for every garden, but unfortunately this is not always possible. Garden Notes will usually be available in the week prior to the garden opening and will remain available online after the garden has opened. A list of available Garden Notes (in pdf format) can be found by using the 'Notes' link next to each garden or the link below.
Garden Notes For Gardens That Have Already Opened
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Please note that children under 18 are admitted free of charge

Garden Name

Details & Photo Garden Notes




October     Saturday 18 and Sunday 19
Markree House and Garden Museum Click here
Markree House and Garden Museum
A faithfully restored 1926 Cecil Baldwin garden surrounding a charming early twentieth-century Arts and Crafts house, both listed on the Tasmanian Heritage Register. Tall sandstone walls protect garden rooms featuring living green trellis, specimen trees, beds of heritage roses, shrubs, original fruit trees, and seasonal bulbs and annuals.
House tours available ($5pp).
Notes 145 Hampden Rd, Hobart 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Crofton Click here
One of Sandford's original houses is surrounded by rare and unusual perennials, trees, shrubs and bulbs. Arisaema, podophyllum and trilliums planted throughout; collections of lapagerias and rare maples including bonsai and weeping varieties. Recently added monastic stone folly complemented by a parterre of monastic herbs.
Heritage garden pieces
Notes 842 South Arm Rd, Sandford 10am-4.30pm $8.00
October     Saturday 25 and Sunday 26
Crawleighwood Garden Click here
Crawleighwood Garden
An arboretum of Gondwanan rainforest species is a highlight of this outstanding garden. Conifers, maples, mollis azaleas, rhododendrons and magnolias surround the house, with stone walls and paths tracing abundantly planted beds. Woodland of deciduous trees; glorious colour in all seasons; stunning views.
Notes 51 Underwoods Rd, Nicholls Rivulet 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Woodstock Garden Click here
Woodstock Garden
A large rambling garden in a picturesque riverside setting. Clematis, roses, perennials and succulents intermingle with grasses, proteas, leucadendrons and many other native species. Winding paths lead past quirky sculptures, a pretty pond and dry creek bed to secluded intimate nooks. Stunning pink clematis on fences and archway. Featured on Gardening Australia 2013.
Notes 8668 Channel Hwy, Woodstock 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Brindabella Click here
Clipped hedges, rock walls and brick paths provide attractive structural elements in a stylish and beautifully presented garden. Formal spaces and relaxed woodland areas use mixed plantings of native and exotic specimens to provide year-round interest and form. Vegetable garden, rural views.
Notes 227 Bridgenorth Rd, Legana 10am-4.30pm $8.00
November     Saturday 1 and Sunday 2
Francis garden Click here
Francis garden
A lovely country garden with two distinct sections. Surrounding the house is a romantic cottage garden of roses, hardy perennials, box hedging, crabapple, maple, lilac and 'Mt Fuji' cherry. The outer park-like garden features trees and native shrubs chosen to withstand the windy conditions of the hilltop site.
Local produce stall
Notes 26 Aspect Place, Cambridge 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Sue's garden Click here
Sue's garden
A plantsman's paradise filled with a huge diversity of interesting plantings. Magnificent mature trees and shrubs include superb deutzias, philadelphus, weigelas, viburnums, camellias, chestnuts, maples, cherries and rhododendrons, profusely underplanted with herbaceous perennials and seasonal bulbs. Stylish cactus house, rose garden, lily pond, arbour draped in wisteria and clematis.
Notes 153 North Lilydale Rd, Lilydale 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Wesleyan Click here
A stunning young garden designed to complement an 1883 former Wesleyan church. The romantic and imaginative design employs terraces, formal plantings and soft sweeps of roses and lavender. Weeping maples, cherries, standardised wisterias and clipped hedges of box, privet, pittosporum and viburnum. Espaliered apples and camellias along the fences.
Notes 225 Underwood Rd, Underwood (near Lilydale) 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Riley garden Click here
Riley garden
A lovely established garden on a steep site fronting the Tamar River. Thriving camellias, azaleas, wisteria and natives form a canopy for woodland plantings of bulbs and perennials. Tranquil nooks overlooking views of the water. Small orchard and vegie patch on the river flats.
Sausage sizzle. Artists will be painting in the garden
Notes 325 Windermere Rd, Windermere 10am-4.30pm $8.00
November     Friday 7
Personal Perspective at Panshanger
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Personal Perspective at Panshanger
This is a rare opportunity to join owner Maree Mills for a guided tour of the glorious gardens at Panshanger. Set on the banks of the Lake River and amid eight hectares of woodlands and sweeping lawns, the historic estate with its stately sandstone homestead has been in the family for four generations and is considered one of Tasmania's finest historic jewels. Maritime pines, oaks, lindens and laurels date back to the 1840s when the grounds were first landscaped. There's also a wonderful orchard, a productive vegetable garden and a walled rose garden. The garden tour will be followed by a special morning/afternoon tea.
Longford Bookings Essential $60.00
November     Saturday 8 and Sunday 9
Cancelled opening
Smyth garden Click here
Smyth garden
A beautiful garden against a backdrop of scenic farmland and river. Field rocks have been used to wonderful effect as edgings and to create a handsome central lily pond. Many rhododendrons, magnolias and camellias in flower; deciduous trees in fresh green leaf. Stunning flowering crabapple archway.
Notes 184 Tugrah Rd, Devonport 10am-4.30pm $8.00
November     Saturday 15 and Sunday 16
Rosedown Click here
An exquisite rose garden, romantic in design and relaxed in style, surrounds an 1840s riverside cottage set against towering eucalypts. Hundreds of stunning roses including heritage, David Austin and Alister Clark cultivars. Hedged grass paths weave among fine specimen trees and vine-covered arbours.
Notes 134 Hamilton Rd (Lyell Hwy), New Norfolk 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Lanes End Click here
Lanes End
A beautiful stately garden shaped by passionate gardeners using Edna Walling design principles and maximising breathtaking mountain views. Sheltered by majestic eucalypts, the richly varied garden fans out in interwoven formal areas and more relaxed plantings. Sunken lawns, broad paths, ponds, unique sculptures.
Sculptures by Sally Brown, Folko Kooper and Zsolt Faludi. Complimentary tea and coffee
Notes 174 Lanes Rd, Glen Huon (near Huonville) 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Cancelled opening
Ross Homestead Garden
Cranleigh Park Click here
Cranleigh Park
A stately and picturesque garden hosts a parkland of trees planted during World War Two. Against a backdrop of rich farmland, a cottage garden of roses, peonies, irises and rhododendrons is sheltered by a giant Norway maple, weeping birch, Davidia involucrata, Liriodendron tulipifera and unusual conifers. Camellias and bulbs also add a splash of colour.
Notes 70 Ruby Flats Rd, Ringarooma 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Tulagi Click here
Over 100 varieties of iris are one of the highlights of a charming garden nestled into a hillside. Lush green lawns hold stone-edged beds filled with roses, flag and bearded irises, camellias and cottage favourites. Stone paths lead to lovely sitting areas overlooking two fishponds. Organic vegetables and orchard.
Notes 1 Fairview Ave, Ringarooma 10am-4.30pm $8.00
November     Sunday 16
Concept to Completion
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Concept to Completion
Do you love visiting gardens and often wonder what inspired the owner or designer when they set about making their garden? How they created a harmonious setting and overcame obstacles? Find out when three Tasmanian garden designers showcase their work across four gardens on one special day. The self-drive tour will start at Woodbridge in Southern Tasmania then head to Birchs Bay and Margate before finishing in Hobart. Designers Lindsay Campbell, Sue Small and Catherine Shield will introduce the gardens they've designed, and give insights into the planning and creative process. The gardens aspects range from art and sculpture, productive, native and Japanese-style to historic inner-city courtyards. It's a rare chance to visit private gardens not normally open to the public and to learn how the professionals approach design - very useful if you are creating your own garden or planning to engage a designer.
Southern Tasmania Bookings Essential $60.00
November     Saturday 22 and Sunday 23
Olrig Click here
Glorious massed flowers create abundant colour in an enchanting bush garden hidden away in Cygnet's hills. Lovely magnolias, peonies and David Austin roses including 'Constance Spry' and 'Mme Alfred Carrière' all jostle for space. Abundant sweet peas and chains of wisteria among rock walls.
Artist's studio, specialising in flower paintings
Notes 202 Wylies Rd, Cygnet 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Gardens of Lucindale Click here
Gardens of Lucindale
The extraordinary garden embracing a charmingly restored cottage has an eye-catching lake as its centrepiece. Enormous poplars and giant eucalypts are a handsome backdrop for expansive lawns, stunning maples and conifers, camellias, bulbs and perennials, all set off against beautiful rockwork.
Notes 320 Bakers Creek Rd, Lucaston 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Cloud River Farm Click here
Cloud River Farm
An exciting young garden designed to enhance the 1893 house. Hornbeam and pear walks, many fragrant old-fashioned English and French roses, sweet peas, clematis, Kilmarnock willows and an axis formed by English box hedging. 120 olive and 120 apple trees, very productive kitchen garden, beautiful picnic spots.
Notes 414 Cygnet Coast Rd, Petcheys Bay 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Grey Sands Vineyard Click here
Grey Sands Vineyard
Eight acres of boutique wine grapes border a continually expanding and relaxed family garden designed for year-round interest. Stately deciduous trees, special conifers, abundant colourful beds of mixed perennials, and distinctive exotics and shrubs. Vibrant geraniums and paulownias in flower in spring; many different salvias in autumn. Wonderful views.
Wine tastings
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Notes 6 Kerrisons Rd, Glengarry 10am-6pm $8.00
Giardino by The Pier Click here
Giardino by The Pier
Tuscan influences pervade this stylish garden designed by Debbie and Michael Reid. Clipped small-leafed privet hedges frame garden rooms and secluded courtyards where urns, water features and topiaries are focal points. Conifers and standard 'Iceberg' roses are set dramatically against vivid red pelargoniums. Mature pittosporums and silver birches enclose the boundaries.
Notes 11 Charles St, Bridport 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Trent Watergarden Click here
Trent Watergarden
This elegant formal garden is a wonderful example of how to achieve a sense of grandeur on a small block. Stylish clipped box, privet and lonicera hedges are complemented by large urns, pots and obelisks. Maples, fastigiate pears, golden robinias, magnolias and conifers shelter lovely perennials and standard roses.
Notes 23 Edward St, Bridport 10am-4.30pm $8.00
November     Saturday 29 and Sunday 30
Johannsohn-Darby garden Click here
Johannsohn-Darby garden
Rare and desirable plants fill this exciting cool-climate garden around an 1850s house. Superb peony collection; extensive perennial borders peaking in summer; dramatic foliage plants; vegetable garden; large ponds with bog and water plants. Many perennials grown from imported seed.
Complimentary tea & coffee
Notes 1115 Huon Rd, Neika 10am-4.30pm $10.00
Birchgrove Click here
Peter Cooper's imaginative garden design beautifully complements the house and site. Crammed with a huge variety of plants, it incorporates a charming potager, secret hedged garden, stone walls, climber-clad fences and small birch groves underplanted with interesting shrubs, grasses and woodland perennials. Delightful potting shed, birdbaths and found objects.
Garden art; craft stall. Stonemason Paul Vardon will be in attendance 12.30pm-2pm each day
Photo courtesy of: Peter Cooper
Notes 30 Landsborough Ave, Newstead 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Marakoopa Click here
A young garden combining ornamental abundance with productivity. Grasses, species roses and foliage diversity contribute to deep borders filled with perennials, shrubs and trees. Mass plantings of silver birches. 'Food Forest', heritage orchard, heirloom vegetables, chooks, poultry. Stunning views of Great Western Tiers. Grass amphitheatre and stage.
Notes 186 Mayberry Rd, Mayberry 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Freshwater Point Click here
Freshwater Point
Beautiful old elms, oaks and birches frame an elegant convict-built Georgian homestead with a rambling garden set against incomparable river views. Mixed borders and shrubberies scented with magnolias, choisyas and viburnums. Mature rhododendrons and camellias shelter a delightful array of perennials, bulbs and roses. Edible garden and vineyard
Music; mini produce market
Notes 56 Nobelius Dve, Legana 10am-3.30pm $10.00
Sanctuary Waters Click here
Sanctuary Waters
A picturesque lake set against distant mountains is the perfect backdrop to this beautiful garden. Splendid 'Sally Holmes' and rugosa roses join cotinus and miscanthus to make a glorious entrance. Weeping willows and eucalypts fringe the lake with deciduous trees sheltering hostas, hydrangeas and liliums. Vegetables, raspberries, chickens, Suffolk sheep.
Display of children's 'Garden Inspired' artworks. Basketweaving demonstrations. Garden produce stall. Gourmet BBQ
Notes 155 East Minstone Rd, Scottsdale 10am-4.30pm $8.00
November     Sunday 30
Greenslade Click here
Roses smother the trellises and verandah posts of an old renovated farmhouse surrounded by an English-style country garden on the shores of the D'Entrecasteaux Channel. Perennial beds, rose arbour, large vegetable and herb gardens, orchard, lily pond. Rivulet walks with rock pools and waterfalls.
Notes 4685 Channel Hwy, Gordon 10am-4.30pm $8.00
December     Saturday 6 and Sunday 7
Hamilton House Click here
Hamilton House
A Victorian palisade fence interwoven with roses decorates the entrance to an historic, heritage-listed house complemented by an impressive garden that is sensually pleasing and romantic in style. Mature trees, cottage-style plantings, glorious heritage roses, small vegetable garden, herringbone-layed paths and secluded garden rooms. Italianate statues add a further dimension.
Complimentary teas
Photo courtesy of: Greg Stagg
Notes 43 Hamilton St, Latrobe 10am-4.30pm $8.00

The Open Garden program of openings through until the end of June 2015 will be released over the coming weeks. The enitre program can be found in our Guidebook.

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