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 remaining 2017 - 2018 workshop dates are:

25 February - Behind the Scenes

4 March - Create a Bird Friendly Garden

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

And about the workshops:

Behind the Scenes Workshop. Imagine you've got a weed strewn paddock and a truck load of plants to put in. How do you get from that to the sort of garden featured in glossy magazines? Just book into this workshop! 1.30pm to about 4.00pm, includes afternoon tea and printed notes. Find out why some gardens are great gardens and others and just, well, nice gardens. There are techniques to every trade and the Head Gardener learnt all his the hard way but you don't have to.

Create a Bird Friendly Garden, 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.


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 Last updated 2 October2017









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