Tasmanian Gardens


From north to south, east to west and everything in between, here are 20 Tasmanian gardens that capture the landscape, the story and the spirit of this abundant island.


ISBN: 9781760763497 Categories: ,

Meg Bignell, Alice Bennett


Tasmanian Gardens reimagines the very definition of a garden. It goes beyond perfect lawns and beautiful borders to the people, places and stories that inhabit this contrasting island state. From vast coastal headlands and kelp forests to gorgeous flower farms and gnome collections, the gardens of lutruwita/Tasmania are as diverse as they are delightful.

Photographer Alice Bennett and author Meg Bignell explore the gardens and landscapes of the island and unearth a whole library of tales told in plants, design, artistry, topography and very hard work. This book is a celebration of lutruwita/Tasmania from coast to mountain and suburb to town, where every garden is a story and every gardener is a storyteller.

‘Finally, we have a coffee table book that celebrates Tasmania’s wonderful gardens… Great gardeners are necessarily obsessive visionaries. Bignell tells their stories with verve and writerly skill, while Bennett captures the play of light, colour, landscape and detail.’ Helen Cushing, Organic Gardener Magazine

‘This hardback runs the gamut from an enchanting flower farm to a gorgeous city plot. One to treasure.’ Better Homes & Gardens Magazine

Additional information

Weight 1886 g
Dimensions 24.8 x 31.1 cm
Publisher name Thames & Hudson Australia Pty Ltd
Publication date 27 February 2024
Number of pages
Format Hardback
Dimensions 24.8 x 31.1 cm
Weight 1886 g


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Meg Bignell is the author of three novels - The Sparkle Pages (2019), Welcome to Nowhere River (2021) and The Angry Women's Choir (2022), all published by Penguin Random House. She lives on a dairy farm on the east coast of Tasmania with her husband, three children, one dog and 800 cows. She etched her beloved garden out of a hillside paddock. It has a complicated, loosely planned plot in need of a good edit.

Alice Bennett is an award-winning commercial photographer. Her publications include Country Houses of Tasmania and Living in History (Allen & Unwin). She lives in southern Tasmania on a sheep and oyster farm with her husband and two sons, her dog and a dozen lovely chooks. Her inherited seaside garden is a family chronicle and a work in a progress.