picture of Margaret and Bill

Contact Us

Phone - (03) 6267 2020

Mob 040 686 0584

Email - gardens@inverawe.com.au

Inverawe Native Gardens
1565 Channel Highway
Margate, Tasmania, 7054

(Just behind the Margate Train)

About Us: Margaret and Bill Chestnut

Margaret is originally from Glasgow , Scotland but made Sydney her home.  Until the end of 2000 Margaret taught General Studies and Legal Studies and was responsible for an integrated welfare system for 1100 students at a very multicultural Girls High School .

Bill was born in Sydney and taught Industrial Engineering at Sydney Institute of Technology where he specialised in Quality Management. He wrote and published text books, and led workshops and seminars.

After visiting Tasmania many, many times we took early retirement from teaching and moved south to Tasmania.  We were looking for a five acre block with a view where Bill could grow vegetables.   We settled for 22 acres with no vegetables (yet) but we did get the view!  What a view!  We've been at Inverawe since early 2001. 

How Inverawe got its name

We wanted a name that was distinctive, easy to remember and reflected Margaret’s Scottish heritage.  “Inver” means at the mouth of and we are at the mouth of the North West Bay River.  As a name that’s a bit longwinded but the view filled us with awe, and so did the amount of work we had in front of us, so Inverawe it was.  When we checked the name on the web we found there is an Inverawe in Scotland, not too far from where Margaret grew up.  

Over time we’ve visited great gardens in England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.  We intend turning Inverawe into one of Tasmania's great gardens. Wander the pathways and see what you think.










facebook link

1565 Channel Highway, Margate Tasmania | ph (03) 6267 2020 | email: gardens@inverawe.com.au