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Waterlilies in full bloom in the Royal Tasmanian Botanical GardensA Botanical Tour of Tasmania with theAustralian Association of Friends ofBotanic Gardens (AAFBG)24 – 30 October 20213 nights Launceston – 3 nights Hobart

A misty, early spring morning in the garden at Old WesleyDaleRun in association with the AustralianAssociation of Friends of Botanic Gardens,this boutique tour to Tasmania exploresthe many and varied botanical, historical,culinary and scenic offerings of this smallbut richly endowed island state.The diversity of Tasmania’s vegetation isremarkable and includes some of the mostancient plant species on Earth, the tallestflowering trees, the oldest plant clones and ahigh proportion of endemic species. Its pristinenatural beauty and outstanding local food andwine form an ever-present backdrop to its richculture and history, and of course its manybeautiful and historic gardens.This bespoke tour with the AAFBG examines thediverse botany of Tasmania, with a wide range ofspecialist visits and fascinating talks by botanicalexperts.

Tour LeaderNow semi-retired, Kate Heffernan’s career inhorticulture spans more than 40 years. The lasttwo decades have been spent in professionaland volunteer roles with Gold Coast RegionalBotanic Gardens (GCRBG) and as a consultantto other botanic gardens in Queensland andVictoria. Kate is a former Chair of BGANZQueensland, later National Representative,and also a member of BGCI and AAFBG. Shehas made presentations at Australian andinternational conferences.Kate was also a vocational horticultureand landscape teacher, undertaking thedevelopment of many community landscapeprojects on the Gold Coast and Brisbane asa practical component of student training.A feature writer from 2003, Kate wrote forjournals including Horticulture Australia, weeklyarticles for Gold Coast papers and was SaturdayMorning Garden presenter for ABC Gold Coast.Kate recently published a book ‘CelebratingRegional Biodiversity‘, which tells the story ofthe unique South East Queensland flora throughthe lens of GCRBG.A keen traveller, with an emphasis on gardenbased travel, Kate has led tours to the gardensof France, United Kingdom, Ireland and awildflower tour to Western Australia. She hastravelled widely in Australia and overseas. Katehas been awarded the Gold Coast Australia DayEnvironmental Achievement Award for her rolein the establishment of GCRBG; QueenslandAustralia Day Award for Vocational Trainingand was Gold Coast Teacher of the Year. Withhusband Alan Donaldson, Kate is an HonoraryLife Member of Friends of GCRBG.Emu Valley (from page 8)

Itinerary24 – 30 October 2021B BreakfastL Lunch D Dinner3 nights Launceston – 3 nights HobartDay 1: Launceston (Sun, 24 Oct)Am:Pm:BLVisit City Park in Launceston, including thehistoric John Hart Conservatory, for aprivate tour with the head gardener, WallyMedwin. Onto Cataract Gorge NativeReserve for a guided walk with a nativeplant specialist, Roy Scabo.Welcome lunch at Josef Chromy Wineswith wine tastings. Visit Franklin House,a rare, convict-built colonial estate thatincludes a Victorian kitchen garden.Return to the Grand Chancellor Hotel andovernight.Pm:Day 3: Launceston (Tues, 26 Oct)Am:Pm:Day 2: Launceston (Mon, 25 Oct)Am:BLVisit Old WesleyDale at Mole Creek, anEnglish Arts and Crafts garden. Hear anintroduction talk and visit the gardens.Continue to Wychwood Garden and rareplant nursery and hear an introduction talkand visit the garden and nursery.Inala Jurassic GardenDrive to Mayberry for a lunch at theMarakoopa Garden Café. Hear a talkand visit the garden at Mayberry. VisitCulzean, an historic garden at Westburywith significant trees, sweeping lawns,perennials, a dam and a lake.Eve:Drive to Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden,known for its design with over 24,000rhododendron and companion plants. EmuValley has a lovely café for lunch (at client’sown expense).Travel to Tasmanian Arboretum atDevonport for a guided tour with thepresident to see its collection of trees setin 66 hectares.Dinner at the Grand Chancellor Hotel.Day 4: Launceston / Hobart (Wed, 27 Oct)Am:B DVisit historic Strathmore Garden atB D

Joseph Chromy vineyard and lakePm:Eve:Evandale, known for its heated, walledgarden, for a talk and tour. OntoPatterdale, the homestead of the artist,John Glover. Hear a short talk in the studiofollowed by self-guided tours of the houseand garden.Visit Ross with time at leisure for lunch.Tour the Shene Estate with its whisky andgin distillery, including tastings and snacks.Arrive and check into Hadley’s OrientHotel.Dinner at the hotel.Day 5: Hobart (Thur, 28 Oct)Am:Pm:LVisit the Edible Precinct with thecoordinator. Onto the Royal TasmanianBotanical Gardens in Hobart for a hostedtour by the Friends of the Royal TasmanianBotanical Gardens in Hobart.Lunch at the RTBG café. Visit the gardenof the accomplished garden designer,Susan McKinnon.Day 6: Hobart (Fri, 29 Oct)Am:BB L DDrive to Kettering and take the ferry toPm:Eve:North Bruny Island and drive across theneck to South Bruny Island and AdventureBay. This sheltered bay was visited andused as a re-watering site by CaptainsCook, Bligh, Furneaux and D’Entrecasteaux,amongst others. Visit the Inala JurassicGarden and see examples of the flora ofGondwana and learn of the relationships,similarities and differences between theplants of the southern continents thatmade up Gondwana. Time at leisure withopportunity to see the plant fossils in themuseum.Visit Sprokkelwood Art Garden for a lightlunch and visit the garden designed andcreated by artists in 1998. Return to Hobart.Farewell dinner at a local restaurant.Day 7: Hobart (Sat, 30 Oct)Am:Depart Hobart, with option to visit thefamous Salamanca Market.NB: All itineraries are subject to change accordingto local conditions.

A pink form of Eucryphia lucida (leatherwood) selected byKen and Leslie Gillanders who ran Woodbank NurseryGatekeeper’s Cottage, Royal Tasmanian Botanical GardensInala Jurassic GardenFrom Susan McKinnon’s gardenSusan McKinnon’s garden

The cost of the tour is 2,880per person sharingThe cost includes: The services of tour leader, Kate Heffernan 6 nights’ accommodation in twin-beddedrooms with private facilities in medium gradehotelsThe single room supplement is: 580 Breakfast and lunch or dinner daily (lunch atJosef Chromy with wine and farewell dinnerwith wine) Gin and whisky tastings on 27 October All specialist talks and visits and admission fees Online PDF brochure GST All transport servicesThe cost excludes: Meals not mentioned and drinks with meals All optional excursions, tours and visits Arrival and departure transfers.Ross BridgeBanksia menziesii (top); Isopogon cuneatus (above)

About UsTo travel with us is to dig belowthe surface, revealing the deeperdestination. Of course, you will visitthe great historical sites; marvel atthe wonders of architecture andengineering; be moved by the richesof culture and art; and experiencethe most spectacular landscapes inthe world. What we also do is makesure that you see the country as it istoday, giving you privileged accessthat independent travel and othertour companies rarely get close to.We give you a variety of experiences,from the sublime to the humble, inthe company of intelligent, curious,like-minded people. And while we canbe worthy, we also make sure that youhave a lot of fun.All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays inthis brochure are financially protected by theATOL scheme. When you pay you will besupplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please askfor it and check to ensure that everything youbooked (flights, hotels and other services)is listed on it. Please see our booking conditionsfor further information or for more informationabout financial protection and the ATOLCertificate go to:www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificateJon Baines Tours (London)Hyde Park House, 5 Manfred Road,London, SW15 2RSTel: 44 (0) 207 223 9485 / 5618Email: on Baines Tours (Melbourne)PO Box 68, South Brunswick,Victoria 3055Tel: 61 (0) 3 9343 6367Fax: 61 (0) 3 9012 4228Email: A and Canada:(Toll Free) 1-8777-398-764Cataract Gorge (top); Launceston;Liriodendron flower (Arboretum); Shene Distillery (above)toppPROTECTED

Botanical Gardens in Hobart for a hosted tour by the Friends of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens in Hobart. Pm: Lunch at the RTBG café. Visit the garden of the accomplished garden designer, Susan McKinnon. Day 6: Hobart (Fri, 29 Oct) Am: Drive to Kettering and take the ferry to B L B L D Joseph Chromy vineyard and lake

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