Government House Tasmania | Estate Gardens

Lower Domain Road, Hobart

Saturday, Nov 13

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BOOKINGS OPEN 12 NOON, TUESDAY 26 OCTOBER, 2021

Architect: William Porden Kay (1853 – 1857)

Her Excellency the Honourable Barbara Baker AC, Governor of Tasmania, warmly invites members of the public to book tickets to attend a guided tour of either the Estate Gardens or the State Rooms of Government House.  This significant site has been home to Tasmania’s Governors since 1858, a fine example of an early Victorian country house in neo-Gothic style and one of the largest of its type in Australia. Set on a grand estate on 15 hectares overlooking Hobart and the Derwent River, Government House is one of the great historical Vice‑Regal residences.

Tours focus on the surrounding gardens, ponds, paddocks, cottages and stables that comprise the estate. The gardens are regarded as among the finest private gardens from the Victorian era in Australia and are thought to have been laid out by landscape gardener, William Thomas, in accordance with plans drawn up by the architect of Government House, William Porden Kay.

The gardens have been maintained much as they were developed in the 1850s and 1860s, and produce from the garden is still used in the Government House kitchen.

Guided Tour Times: 9.30 am, 10.30 am, 11.30 am, 12.30 pm, 1.30 pm, 2.30 pm and 3.30 pm

Duration: 45 minutes

BOOKINGS OPEN 12 NOON, TUESDAY 26 OCTOBER, 2021

Locations

CBD

Domain

Hobart

Building Types

Government

Landscape

Produce Garden

Architectural Period

Late Twentieth Century (1961-2000)

Feature

Sustainable Design

Accessibilities

Level Changes

Uneven Surfaces

Wheelchair Friendly

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