Allendale Gardens are beautifully landscaped gardens located next to temperate rainforest in Tasmania's far north-west.
The two and a half hectares (6 acres) of landscaped gardens and lawns sit beside 26 hectares (16 acres) of cool temperate rainforest at Edith Creek. Choose from a number of walking paths, including 10, 15 and 30-minute walks. The paths weave through lovely tree fern glades, eucalyptus and blackwood trees. The forest walk includes a rare and endangered fern species known as hypolepus distans. This is the only substantial find across Australia of this species. In the gardens, different plants feature every month and a garden of 16th and 17th century roses has been developed to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the gardens.
Sit down by the natural stream that runs through the property and see if you can spot the resident platypus. Notice the pheasants, peacocks, guinea fowl and pigeons as they wander freely. Enjoy a Devonshire tea in the gardens and look through the Garden Gallery where you will find postcards, posters and books as well as a DVD of the gardens.
Allendale Gardens are 10 kilometres (6 miles) south of Smithton and approximately two-hours’ drive (140 kilometres/87 miles) from Devonport.