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Gorgeous Gardens of island odyssey by Liz Francis | Paperback

Gorgeous Gardens of island odyssey by Liz Francis | Paperback

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Tasmania is a temperate and cool climate well suited to growing a wide range of plants. As Liz Francis puts it, the winters are cold enough to produce fabulous autumn colour, the summers are usually not too severe and spring and autumn are simply magical. It is a gardener’s paradise, and as a result, jam-packed with marvellous gardens and marvellous gardeners.

This book takes readers through some of the magnificent private and public gardens from the top northwest corner of the state, to the most southern region and Liz’s descriptions and photos bring these gardens to life. You’ll meet some of Tasmania’s most enthusiastic and inspirational gardeners and hear stories of how bare paddocks have been turned into showcase gardens; stories about extreme weather conditions; and stories about the pleasure of overcoming all the obstacles and managing to grow gorgeous gardens.

This is Liz’s second book on Tasmanian gardens. Her first, Gorgeous Gardens Way Down South, featured gardens in the southernmost region of the state, and led to the discovery of more amazing gardens and gardeners statewide. As with Gorgeous Gardens Way Down South, this is not a technical book, rather Liz celebrates the beauty and creativity of the featured gardens and their clever owners and custodians. The book also helpfully contains details and opening hours of the gardens. 

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