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Tas Branch: Autumn gardens and cultural landscapes in north-western Tasmania
9 April 2021 - 11 April 2021
Enclosed by the Great Western Tiers and Mt Roland to the south, this region of north-west Tasmania is an area of visually stunning landscapes, fertile soils, and is home to the internationally significant limestone karst renowned for its spectacular caves. The plains in this region were fire-farmed by Aboriginal people and have been overlaid with European settlement which dates from the earliest land grants in the 1820s.
Diversity is the defining feature of this long weekend visiting gardens and cultural landscapes in the north west of Tasmania. These include the early colonial properties of Old WesleyDale and Bentley, the rural landscape and garden of Glencoe, C20 heritage at Home Hill, the trees of the Tasmanian Arboretum, the artistic garden of Asimatree and the creative gardens of Marakoopa Café and Wychwood.
ACCOMMODATION FOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT: Not organised by AGHS, please make your own arrangements. Asimatree, Glencoe and Old WesleyDale have accommodation. See also Sheffield Visitor Information Centre.
All properties we are visiting are likely to have uneven paths and surfaces, level changes and some water features. Care is recommended at all times.
Due to COVID, do not join this event if you have fever, runny nose, cough, sore or itchy throat or shortness of breath. All guests will be expected to practise social distancing, hand washing and sanitizing.
Cost: The cost will be $160 for members, $190 for non-members. Non-members are only able to purchase tickets from 7 April and only if places are available.
• garden visit fees, house tour fee (Home Hill)
• morning teas at Asimatree, Marakoopa Café
• lunch at Chudleigh Hall, Chudleigh
• drinks and tapas-style dinner at The Epicurean Café, Sheffield
What to bring:
• Picnic lunch (optional) for arboretum. Picnic shelters are available
• Sturdy shoes, especially for walking tour of arboretum
• The usual clothing suitable for all-season Tasmanian weather.
As numbers are limited, priority will be given to members. Only members will be able to purchase tickets up to 5pm, Wednesday, April 7. Members will not be able to purchase tickets for non-members during this time. After this time, if places are available, tickets will be made available to non-members. The booking site has the option of a waiting list.
Book at: Trybooking.