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.

Catch Inverawe's segment on ABC TV Gardening Australia broadcast on 4 May 2018

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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Special Events

We're all done with workshops this season but we'll be offering quite a few next season. We're open till the end of May, closed June July, August, and re-open 1 September.

Create a Bird Friendly Garden. Whether your garden is three pots on a balcony, rolling acres, or something inbetween, this workshop gives you valuable tips on how to attract a range of birds to your patch. Come with the Head Gardener on a walk around Inverawe as he discusses practical examples of a bird encouraging garden. We've seen 103 bird species at Inverawe: the birds are out there, waiting for you to roll out the welcome mat. Includes printed notes, afternoon tea.

Plan a Native Garden. You can have natives in your garden, too. Natives can bring year round colour to your garden. Come with the Head Gardener on a walk around Inverawe, discussing landscaping tips, plant selection, simple soil analysis, pruning and much more. Includes afternoon tea and printed notes.

Early botanists and Explorers at Inverawe, Walk in the footsteps of the early botanists and French explorers at Inverawe. Walk and talk around Tasmania's largest landscaped native Garden,  with the Head Gardener.  Smell, taste and touch what those early visitors found 200 years ago.  Experience the new plants they found, learn how difficult and exciting it was.  Afternoon tea supplied.

Workshop schedule: Each workshop runs 1.30 pm to about 4.00pm, cost $30 per person, concessions welcome, bookings essential, phone 03 6267 2020.

Sunday 16 September 2018 : Create a Bird Friendly Garden

Saturday 29 September, 2018 Early Botanists and explorers at Inverawe.

Sunday 14 October 2018: Plan a Native Garden

Sunday 11 November 2018: Create a Bird Friendly Garden

Sunday 20 January 2019: Plan a Native Garden

Sunday 24 February 2019:Create a Bird Friendly Garden

Sunday 24 March 2019: Plan a Native Garden


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