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Northeast Tasmania Garden Lovers Trail

Garden Lovers Trail

The North East Garden Lovers Trail is a group of private gardens situated in the scenic Dorset muncipality of Tasmania. The trail does not have grand and professionally designed creations but, instead a selection of gardens created from the heart by the owners. Each garden is distinctly different and offers the viewer something unique in style, atmosphere and the type of plants grown and as well the chance to enter into the world of the gardener and maybe a glimpse into the soul of the garden.

A feature of the trail is the setting of each garden in the magnificent rural scenery of the area.

TO USE THE TRAIL: Because the gardens are only open by appointment those wishing to see all or just some of the gardens on the trail need to contact the following number 0363532148 or 0438532146 or email for arrangements to be made. The cost to see each garden is $5.00 -a discount will be offered if 4 or more gardens are visited. The trail operates from early October through to early May.


Situated along scenic Legerwood Lane this garden is a haven in spring with very old camellias (alsmost 100 years) a major feature along with a collection of bearded iris adding colour and vibe.

An open lawn area features lovely old trees and overlooks the idyllic rural landscape . For the astute many plant treasures can be found in this garden the bones of which was planted almost 100 years ago .

OWNERS: Beryl & Pat Duffy

LOCATION:37 Legerwood Lane - PH :63646371

Cloverleigh garden



Nestled in a bushland setting this garden features dry rock walls with rhododendrons, camellias and azaleas flowering during Spring. Old implements dot the garden with a museum being a centrepiece of this restful, bird friendly place.

OWNERS:  Sheryl & Gregg Martin

LOCATION:  80  Oakdene Road Jetsonville (off B84)

PH:  6352 2697    FAX:  6352 4497

Cloverleigh garden

Cloverleigh garden



Exciting and colourful borders using perennials, grasses and shrubs along with exotic trees have been created in this plant collectors garden. A large productive vegetable garden is a feature.The garden is designed to take advantage of the beautiful views. Light lunches and teas can be arranged at this garden (Toilet)

OWNERS:  John & Rae Wardlaw

LOCATION:  58 West Maurice Road Ringarooma

PH: 6353 2148

Highview Garden




Unique water features, dry stone walls and a sunken garden enhance the Mediterranean, pseudo Japanese and Australiana style gardens which are artistically interspersed with areas in the open and shade. (Toilet)

OWNERS:  Eileen and Frank Edwards.

LOCATION:  Tasman Highway (A3) 23km east of Scottsdale and 4km west of Branxholm

PH: 6354 6152 - OPEN:  Phone Eileen for a visit.

Highview Garden

Highview Garden
Highview Garden



This exciting garden is artistically designed around two large stream fed ponds and features shrubs, perennials and grasses that give unique colour and form. A walk through natural bush with ferns, native peppers and eucalypts is an extension of the garden. 

OWNERS:  Anne & John Beggs

LOCATION:  1366 Warrentinna Rd. Branxholm

PH:  6354 6133

Mara Ponds




A relaxing place to picnic and stroll around.

This park has been a community project for generations and displays native plants as well as rhododendrons.  Several ponds form the basis of this park.

LOCATION: Tasman Highway (A3) 0.5 Km from town centre.

OPEN: All times, free entry.


Mara Ponds

Mara Ponds
Mara Ponds


The gardeners opening their gardens by appointment are usually home. 
Just give them a ring to arrange a visit.

Photographs of Cloverleigh Garden and Mara Ponds by Annette Duffy

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