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A 24-Hour Floral Fix in Blooming Tasmania

Garden lovers can get a round-the-clock fix on Tasmania’s floral bounty thanks to the “B&Bs in Garden Retreats” on offer in this year’s Blooming Tasmania program.

Twenty of Tasmania’s 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 year.

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.

Tasmania’s 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. Tasmania’s 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.


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