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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. The new site is fully ...

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 world’s tallest trees?

The coast redwood Sequoia sempervirens has different leaves and smaller cones than the giant sequoia 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 ...