Gardens in Tasmania

Thanks to the clean air, mild climate and fertile soil of the state, Tasmania's famous gardens can be enjoyed year round. The huge range of gardens across the state are overwhelming in their beauty, whether natural or man-made. In fact, in many of the forest reserves and national parks scattered across the island, you'll find some of the world's rarest plants that have managed to survive for millions of years.

Tasmania's gardens offer a banquet of blooms, with hectares dedicated to all colours and types. Offering a bouquet of buds, the state is particularly renowned of its lavender, tulips and roses as well as impressive ancient oak and elm trees. Dating back some 200 years, these imposing trees border many of the gardens and help to highlight the stunning range of unique flora. The state's unique climate ensures every field and valley is pulsing with floral perfume.

The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens are a popular attraction and are located in Hobart while the Woolmers Estate National Rose Garden is a famous icon and part of the state's World Heritage listed convict sites. With more than 5000 roses on display, the garden showcases the progression of roses in the southern hemisphere.

There are also a number of private gardens that are open to visitors and even offer guided tours as well as personal advice on growing your own blooms from gardening experts. Across the state, reserves and national parks are also a spectacular representation of Tasmania's wildflowers and there are a number of cottage accommodation options that allow you to stay surrounded by the splendour of these breathtaking gardens.