Inverawe is a Tasmanian garden landscaped along traditional landscaping lines. In 2001 this was 22 acres of weeds. Work commenced on the central section and that is the most developed part of the garden. Work continues on more far flung areas. You won’t want to miss the Secret Garden, or the Banksias, or the view from Rabbit Hill. From Rabbit Hill it’s a short stroll to the whimsy of the sculpture garden.
As one visitor said “I like the way the garden merges into the wider landscape”. That’s landscape design. It’s natural then that we have selected Australian native plants for the garden – 12,500 of them, enhanced by natural regrowth in selected areas. You wouldn’t think you are just 15 minutes from Hobart CBD.
Visitors notice the changes in mood and theme as they move around the garden. “The garden is full of all sorts of surprises”, one said. Two visiting American lecturers in creative writing enjoyed reading the interpretation signs and the poetry. “If only we could get our students to write like this”, they said.
You’ll just have to come and see for yourself!
Inverawe Native Gardens is open seven days a week from 1 September to the end of May. We are closed Christmas Day, open all other days during the season. We are closed during winter.
Times: Garden opens 9.00 am, last entry 5.00 pm, gates close 6.00 pm.
Admission – $12.00 adults, $4.00 children (7 to 16 years) – Concessions welcome
Buy a gift voucher for a friend, or become a supporter and visit us often for just $25 each per year.
We offer a group discount, by prior arrangement. They do offer tea on the Terrace for small fee.
WHEELIES COMMENTS: Whilst most of the park is only accessible by stairs due to the steep nature of the site, the top section is readily accessible in a chair. You can get most of the way down to the rabbit hole lookout until the stairs. The path is steep and un even in some spots. This may mean that some wheelchair users will need assistance. I managed to get around the accessible parts solo in my self propelled Ti Lite. Toilet is available at the Train site just a short push away. Parking was easy just on gravel directly across from the gate.