Nestled into a hillside on your way into Buckland the Tasmanian Bushland Garden displays east coast native plants. There’s also a waterfall, walking tracks and picnic and toilet facilities. Open daily. Free entry.
Settled early, Buckland has many historic buildings. Best known is the Church of St John the Baptist with its 14th century stained glass window, thought to have come from Battle Abbey. Convict built in 1846, it’s a replica of the church at Cookham Dean in Sussex.
Brockley is a stunning 1841 colonial homestead offering accommodation in total seclusion - it's on 10,000 private acres. We serve gourmet Spanish food in the evenings and you can enjoy local wines and beers from our cellar.
Entered through superbly crafted metal gates, which are a work of art in themselves, this special garden displays plants from the east coast, grouped according to their habitats. At their best in spring, there will always be something flowering though. A brilliant re-use of an old quarry site, there’s a sheltered picnic area, toilets, frog ponds, modern bird sculptures, a peaceful memorial garden and even a waterfall which starts to flow when you cross a beam of light. The garden is an ideal spot to stop for a cuppa or for lunch and somewhere for children to let off steam after being cooped up in a car for a while. Dogs on leads are welcome in the developed area, but not on the bushland walking tracks through the second gate because of the wildlife whose home this area is. The gardens are open daily from dawn till dusk. Entry is free.