This tour combines the exploration of established gardens with visiting some of Tasmania’s most iconic National Parks.
Over 9 days on this exclusive tour with the Foundation & Friends, World Expeditions combine the exploration of established gardens with visiting some of Tasmania’s most iconic National Parks.
Tasmania is the second oldest European settlement in Australia after Sydney, and many historic buildings and gardens survive from the early 19th century. From the arrival of the first European settlers early in the nineteenth century, incredible gardens have been developed in one of the world’s most productive climates.
You'll enjoy guided tours of these gardens as well as exploring the natural environments in Cradle Mountain‑Lake St Clair National Park and Mt Field National Park. With visits to the Royal Botanic Garden in Hobart and the Inala Jurassic Garden on Bruny Island, this trip is not to be missed.
Another great part of this tour is a portion of your tour fee goes to the Foundation & Friends which benefits the Gardens' conservation, science, education, and horticulture efforts.
About your Leader: Sandy Pratten
Sandy Pratten retired from her landscape business four years ago. She worked in Sydney and rural New South Wales for about 35 years. During that time she designed large gardens on rural properties and small urban areas, always influenced by gardens seen while travelling and researching the local area. She is also an artist and exhibited last in the Palm House in the Royal Botanic Garden. During these years involved in horticulture she wrote and lectured on the subject and ran short courses for garden design.
She is passionate about discovering new landscapes and fortunate to see many new ones while taking tours for the Botanic Gardens Sydney where she is a volunteer guide and also leads the tours on a volunteer basis. The majority have been to more exotic places in Asia and Europe. More recently around Australia. Tasmania is a favourite destination of Sandy's.
- Visit the UNESCO World Heritage listed Woolmer’s Estate and wander through the stunning Rose Garden
- Visit spectacular gardens in Mole Creek
- Explore the local arts scene in Launceston
- Explore walking trails around iconic Cradle Mountain National Park
- Enjoy the delights of Tasmania’s food, wine and local produce
- Discover Leatherwood and Tasmanian Waratahs at Lake St Clair
- Explore Bruny Island, home to rare and endangered plants and animals
- Three Falls Circuit Walk in Mt Field National Park
- Travelling in the company of your Foundation & Friends Tour Escort, Sandy Pratten
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