Welcome to Blooming Tasmania
As an island set in the Southern Ocean immediately to the south of the Australian continent, Tasmania enjoys one of the world's most growable climates.
From the arrival of the first European settlers early in the nineteenth century, some incredible gardens have been developed in this unique southern paradise. Most plants can be grown here with relative ease, especially those of cool temperate origin.
Tasmania is about the same size as the Republic of Ireland, the Japanese island of Hokkaido, or the US state of West Virginia. Within this relatively small area lies an enormous diversity of micro-climates, from rugged mountains and forests, to fertile coastal plains and river valleys. Most regions enjoy fertile soils, reliable rainfall, and none of the extremes of temperature that limit gardens in many parts of the world.
Having four distinct seasons, though none of the extremes, quite differing experiences can be accessed at various times of year.
Every visitor to Tasmania will have their own preferences and time frames and that is why we seek to offer a diverse range of options for your particular enjoyment. As you will see, we not only list gardens, but include gardening related events, tours and walks, specialist growers and nurseries, and B&Bs in gardens and bush retreats.
Links are also provided to other sites that we feel may be of interest while you are enjoying the gardens of Tasmania.
Above all, we suggest that you take the time to relax, unwind, and experience the great joy experienced on a day-to-day basis by all of us who seek to develop gardens in this southern paradise.