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This information is updated regularly. However from time to time due to circumstances beyond our control, last minute cancellations can occur.

Description & Photos
Use the 'click here' link next to each garden name to find a description, list of facilities and photo of each garden.
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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
You can find the Garden Notes for the gardens that have recently opened here > >
Please note that children under 18 are admitted free of charge

Garden Name

Details & Photo Garden Notes




October     Saturday 4 and Sunday 5
Montrose Click here
An elegant country garden set on a steep site commanding spectacular views. Weeping Atlantic cedar, Kashmir Cypress, copper beech, maples and other fine exotic trees shelter camellias, magnolias and flowing beds planted for year-round interest. Bulbs and perennials add to the spring display. Vegetables, citrus, chickens.
Notes 11 Main Rd, Lanena 10am-4.30pm $8.00
October     Saturday 11 and Sunday 12
Ratcliffe garden Click here
Ratcliffe garden
A lovely rose-filled garden overlooking Parkers Beach. Beyond a driveway of handsome mature trees are abundant plantings of rhododendrons, Geranium maderense, sedums, daisies and other attractive shrubs and perennials. Boundary plantings of natives provide effective windbreaks. Stonework and sculptural pieces.
Notes 766 Nubeena Rd, Premaydena 10am-4.30pm $8.00
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

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

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