Australian Plants Society Tasmania Inc.

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Tasmanian Bushland Garden

The Tasmanian Bushland Garden is a 22ha Regional Botanic Garden and bushland reserve located beside the Tasman Highway 5km west of Buckland, approximately one hour’s drive from Hobart. It features the indigenous plants of South-East Tasmania, and is owned and managed by a volunteer group. The gardens were opened in 2010, after 10 years of development. Entry to the gardens is free, and the gates are open during daylight hours every day except Xmas Day. Display Gardens with interpretive signage cover about 1ha, and
include picnic facilities, public toilets and an electric barbecue. A landscaped quarry with a waterfall, frog pond and a series of sculptures is another focal point. The natural bushland has walking tracks, a scenic lookout, and plentiful bird life.
An Open Day has been held at the Gardens on the second Sunday of October each year, to coincide with the spring wildflowers. Sculpture trails have been held in the Garden, meals and live music were featured in the quarry, and there have been sales of native plants and guided tours of the gardens.
The 2016 Open Day was another successful day with a good attendance and a splendid array of sculptures, two of which will remain in the Gardens. Steven Davis’s Frog is made from barbed wire recovered from fences burnt during the Dunalley bush fire and has been purchased by the Gardens for display near the upper dam. ‘Bush Contemplation’ sculpture which sits by the waterfall pond has been purchased for the Gardens by one of the Members. The Hobart Group sold a good number of plants and donated 50% of the takings to the Gardens.