The view down North West Bay

Tasmania's Largest Landscaped Native Garden!

Share Margaret and Bill's excellent Tasmanian landscaped garden adventure in Margate, Tasmania. Find a wide variety of Australian plants growing in a landscaped setting just 15 minutes from Hobart.

Inverawe is a pioneering garden that sets the scene for Australian gardens of the future. With Australia's hot, dry climate, we can't continue gardening in the European style. We need to grow gardens that sit softly on our fragile landscape. That's Inverawe! Come and see!  

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Enjoy strolling through 22 acres of colourful landscaped native gardens, take in the stunning views of North West Bay and listen to the birds. Inverawe is waterwise, sustainable gardening at its best.

Inverawe Native Gardens is open seven days a week, 1 September till the end of May.  First entry 9.00 am, last entry 5.00 pm - see you in the garden sometime!

On arrival you receive a personal introduction to the garden and a colourful map to guide you. Interpretation signs set the garden in its historical and social context. Poetry, sculpture and whimsy add to your enjoyment. At the end of the visit we will be on hand to answer any questions. Take tea on the terrace and contemplate tranquility.  

Wheelchairs: 200 metres of pathway on the top terrace, including the tea terrace, is wheelchair accessible. Enjoy some of the best views in Margate. There is a turning bay at each end of the path!

Inverawe is on the road to Bruny Island.

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When you visit Tasmania, you'll want to see Tasmania's other great gardens - here's the Head Gardeners suggestions.

The Book! We've published Tasmania's Inverawe Story, in poems, images and essays. Order it right here!

Special Events

Our 2017 - 2018 workshop dates are:

Create a Bird Friendly Garden, Sunday 17 September 2017, 1.30 pm to 4.00 pm, includes afternoon tea. At Inverawe we've recorded 102 species of birds, ranging from rare visitors to residents, and from tiny wee folk to big'uns. Find out how we do it, and how you can encourage birds to visit your patch. The workshop will be a walk and talk around Inverawe's 22 acres, led by the Head Gardener.Includes printed notes. We'll talk about plant selection and discuss landscaping tips. Repeated, Sunday 4 March, 2018

Propagating Workshop, Sunday 8 October. A practical, hands-on workshop where you will plant seeds, take cuttings and generally learn how to propagate natives with simple tools and techniques that you can easily replicate at home. 1.30 pm to 4.00 pm. includes afternoon tea, and printed notes. Repeated, Sunday 18 February 2018

Bird Spotting Workshop, Sunday 12 November, 2017, 9.00 am start, to about noon. Includes morning tea. We'll start with a few tips - how to know what you've seen or heard, how to see or hear them and then embark on the grand bird spotting tour of Inverawe, led by the Head Gardener. A workshop for complete Newbies or the experienced birder. We'll give you a spotter's list of our 102 recorded species and we'll see how many you can score on the day! Repeated 21 January 2018

All Workshops $30 per person, bookings essential, ph 03 6267 2020

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