More GARDEN STAYS IN TASMANIA
Wind Song Bed & Breakfast
This unique rural accommodation is all about nature, peace and wildlife watching. Located on a 220ha farming property at Little Swanport on Tasmania’s east coast, Wind Song offers a choice of two cottages, surrounded by gardens filled with native shrubs, trees and flowers. Take self-guided walks in the private forest reserves or explore local attractions such as the Freycinet and Maria Island national parks. The B&B also hosts artist-in-residence programs and a variety of workshops throughout the year. These include felt making, paper making, fencing and land management, and basket making with native fibre. For more info: (03) 6257 7583, 0418 995 319 or windsongbnb.com.au.
Woodbridge on the Derwent
With a beautiful garden stretching down to the Derwent River, Woodbridge is an historic country house hotel located in New Norfolk, about 40 minutes drive from Hobart. Built in 1825, it has been restored to its former glory and offers a taste of colonial Tasmania and a whole host of local activities to indulge in – from trout fishing to antique collecting. The hotel has just eight bedrooms and features a glorious expanse of garden, lawn and parkland to meander. For more info: 0417 996 305 or woodbridgenn.com.au.
Wallabies rule at Wind Song. Buddha-style calm prevails. The gardens are a blend of natives and exotics. Wander around the dam and enjoy the peace of the landscape. Kangaroo paw is a bird feast in red!
The hotel building dates back to 1825. Terraced garden beds sweep down to a lawn beside the river.