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Tasmania Branch: Government House Gardens

16 February 2023 @ 1:15 pm - 4:45 pm AEDT


Join us for a tour of the Government House Gardens with afternoon tea in the tennis pavilion.

Government House Estate gardens are regarded as one of the finest private gardens from the Victorian era in the country.  They are thought to have been laid out by Mr William Thomas, landscape gardener, in accordance with plans drawn up by the architect of Government House, William Porden Kay.  The garden has been maintained much as it was developed in the 1850s and 1860s and includes fowl yards, an orchard, and kitchen and picking gardens.

Estate Gardens Manager Tara Edmondson will host a Garden Produce Tour which will include the cut flower picking garden, vegetable garden, vineyard and French garden.

Volunteer Tree Tour Guide & AGHS member Andrew Robert-Tissot will host a Significant Tree Tour:  learn the history behind the plantings of the most established trees, walk along Australia’s oldest oak avenue, and visit the many ceremonial plantings along the way.


Cost: $45 pp; student/trainee concession $25; AGHS members only.

Book: at Trybooking.

Bookings close by Monday 13th February. Cancellations prior to this date are fully refundable.

Numbers limit of 50. If booked out, register your interest on the Trybooking waiting list. If lots of demand, we may repeat this event later in the year.

Parking: enter via the main gates on Lower Domain Road. Parking will be available onsite.

Enquiries: Wyn Manners or text 0417 921 310




16 February 2023
1:15 pm - 4:45 pm AEDT
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