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Spoonfulness! Very special carving workshops

Saturday workshop:
Carve a spoon from a tree
Come along to an awesome day of relaxation where you will learn how to make your own hand carved wooden spoon straight from a tree. It’s all about the here and the now; just you, the wood, a simple knife and an emerging spoon: Spoonfulness!

You will learn how to […]

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A Treasure For All

The Gardens: Celebrating Tasmania’s Botanical Treasure 1818 – 2018
Available at the Gardens shop and ONLINE
This limited edition commemorative book will be available at the Gardens shop and online from the 7th of December.

The people, plants and passion that have been the story of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens over the first 200 years are brought […]

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Thanks to all who contributed

We have been overwhelmed by the Tasmanian community’s generosity and willingness to share these precious memories.

The book will be released in December 2017, if you’d like more information or to be informed when the book is available, please contact Melanie.Pastoor@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

 

What is the Gardens Bicentennial book?

2018 marks the bicentennial for the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. To commemorate […]

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The worldwide value of Botanic Gardens

May 2016 has ended  with two fundamental happenings, both in their own way giving us an opportunity to reflect on the value of botanic gardens around the world.

Beginning with the launch of the first annual State of the World’s Plants report published by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, England. This is a fascinating project highlighting and describing […]

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My Subantarctic Journey

Images and story by Mark Fountain

Mark Fountain is a denizen of Tasmania (the large island below Australia). When Mark first wrote this article in 2000 he was Horticultural operations manager at the the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, in 2016 he is now the Deputy Director of the Gardens.
Mark has had a major involvement in the development […]

By |March 3rd, 2016|STORIES, Uncategorized|Comments Off on My Subantarctic Journey

The Spectacular and Interesting May to June

There is always something putting on a show in the Gardens and with the return of some cooler weather and the resultant show of autumn colour you might think the best is leaving us for now. But don’t despair, the Gardens has always got little surprises around each corner and there is still plenty to see!

Meander through the many […]

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WHAT’S THE BUZZ?

Welcome to our new website, we have put a lot of work into it so we really hope you like it! The site is all new from the bottom up and inside out, with many new areas that are interactive, informative, and most of all useful.

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The Spectacular and Interesting February to March

There is always something putting on a show in the Gardens and the summer months are some of the best of times with many plants now reaching their full show glory!
Meander through the many seemingly secret garden pathways and perhaps even discover that hidden treasure that you might be the first to see? Here again is […]

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to the winter rose

Magnolia campbellii against the blue

Star magnolia, Magnolia stellata

The last month of winter is here and I’m writing this on a stunning day of blue sky and sunshine. A quick tour of the Gardens confirms that the deciduous magnolia ‘s and their family relatives such as the evergreen […]

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the world’s tallest trees?

The American or Californian coast redwoods Sequoia sempervirens are still officially regarded as the tallest “tree” in the world with a record tree topping in at 115.5 meters in height in the California Redwood National Park. The other big tree species often confused with the coast redwood is the giant sequoia or Sequoiadendron giganteum which is […]

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