A 24-Hour Floral Fix in Blooming Tasmania
Garden lovers can get a round-the-clock fix on Tasmanias
floral bounty thanks to the B&Bs in Garden Retreats
on offer in this years Blooming Tasmania program.
Twenty of Tasmanias prettiest B&Bs have
been selected as showcase accommodation for the dedicated garden
lover this spring and summer. Each has been chosen for its magnificent
garden setting everything from a delightful cottage patch
to formal European grandeur.
The B&Bs provide a sanctuary for those exploring the almost
endless array of gardens and events in Blooming Tasmania this
The 2002/03 program includes hundreds of possibilities
- flower shows, festivals, activities, open gardens and National
Trust estates. It offers guided walks, specialist nurseries and
escorted tours for small groups and is complemented by more than
60 Tasmanian properties in the Australian Open Garden Scheme.
Visitors will have the chance to see seldom-opened
gardens in small groups, often hosted by the gardeners themselves.
Or they can see blooms on a grand scale, like the seas of tulips
that turn the Table Cape Tulip Farm into a slice of Holland each
spring, or the swathes of lavender that make the Bridestowe Lavender
Farm a little corner of Provence each summer.
There are gardens with history, gardens of rare
or exotic plants and gardens as grand as any English country estate.
The Blooming Tasmania guide lists hundreds of gardens
and events running from spring to autumn, including flower shows
for almost every bloom imaginable - orchids, rhododendrons, daffodils,
irises, tulips, lilies, lavender, roses, dahlias and more.
Tasmanias B&Bs in Garden Retreats are
available from $93 per couple per night. Full details and copies
of the Blooming Tasmania guide are available from Tasmanian Travel
Centres or by phoning 1800 623 191. Tasmanias Temptations
Holidays is offering a three-night Blooming Tasmania package from
$293 per person twin share. It includes three days car hire,
one night at the Country Club Villas in Launceston, two nights
at Wrest Point Motor Inn in Hobart, entry to the Woolmers Estate
and National Rose Garden of Australia and entry to the Tahune
Forest AirWalk. For full details and bookings see travel agents
or phone 1300 655 145.