Royal Tasmanian Botanical gardens and 7 Mile Beach

Today we toured the Royal Tasmanian botanical gardens.

These gardens are spectacular!

The trees with their wonderful mosaic of colour create a frame around the soft velvety green lawns that just invite you to lay on them.

The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens – Framed by spectacular trees.

The colours and the varieties of plants from across the globe are beautiful and the gardens have a serenity and peace about them that forces you to relax and appreciate the wonders of creation.

Trees from every corner of the globe

Visiting Pete’s Patch at the gardens was a big highlight for us as we had long anticipated seeing this vege garden which forms a foundational part of the ABC’s gardening Australia show.

We always eagerly watch this show and love Pete’s Patch.

Seeing the actual garden did not disappoint.

It was stunning.

The climate, the soil combined with the vast gardening knowledge, first of the great Peter Cundle and currently of Tino Carnevale make this a vege gardeners paradise. We always eagerly watch this show and love Pete’s Patch.

Seeing the actual garden did not disappoint.

Climate, the soil combined with the vast gardening knowledge, first of the great Peter Cundle and currently of Tino Carnevale make this a vege gardeners paradise.

Pete’s Patch – A big Highlight for us

I have to confess to breaking the rules of not picking the veges as a couple of the most beautiful cherry tomatoes were just dangling enticingly at at eye level just begging me to sample them.

It was worth it.

The apples screamed out, “Please eat me!”

They were utterly delectable, as were the raspberries and the apple that called out to our taste buds.

Kerrie was mesmerised by the delicate explosion of colours from the fuscias and the scent from the roses which hung everywhere.

The explosion of colour from the delicate Fucias

The scent from the roses was everywhere

This is a truly beautiful place!

After the Gardens we visited 7 Mile beach along the costal extremes of the city.

7 Mile Beach

Then it was back to Constitution dock where we had fish and chips for a late lunch.

The fish was Blue Eyed Trevally which we purchased from one of the unique floating fish shops at the dock. It was thouroughly delectable .

Another fantastic day in Tassie!