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2 – 6 JANUARY 2024

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Lunch in the shade of an enormous spreading English oak, enveloped in the fragrance of arching rows of lavender in full bloom. Join us for aromatherapy of the botanical kind. We’ve included some beautiful cool climate gardens to give you an inspirational short break.
Tuesday 2 January 2024
Home – Launceston (D)

Meet your Ross Tour leader at Sydney Domestic Airport for your flight to Launceston, Tasmania. Check into Peppers Silo Hotel located on the banks of the Tamar River. Join your fellow travellers for our Welcome Dinner at the hotel.

Accommodation: Peppers Silo Hotel, Launceston

Wednesday 3 January 2024
Bridestowe Lavender (B/L)

It’s all about lavender today! Endless fields of lavender flowers will take your breath away at Bridestowe, the world’s largest privately-owned lavender farm. The Ravens family grow true French lavender, the only variety suitable for use in perfume and cooking. Sample Bridestowe’s paddock to plate offerings at our private lunch under the grand oak tree. Spend a relaxing afternoon with Susan Shannon at Waterton Hall, a magnificent 1850’s homestead, on the banks of the Upper Tamar River. Visit the vineyard and taste their cool climate wines in the newly restored convict-built Waterton Hall Barn. Gardens here have been restored; cut flowers, roses and dahlias looking superb! Wander down to the boatshed and hear stories of the days when Waterton was a school for girls, run by nuns!

Accommodation: Peppers Silo Hotel, Launceston

Thursday 4 January 2024
Mole Creek Gardens (B/L)

Mole Creek, in the beautiful upper Mersey Valley, is home to two spectacular gardens. Wychwood is considered one of Tasmania’s most beautiful gardens, receiving considerable acclaim from
both local and international garden publications. With owners keen to put their stamp on this landmark cold climate garden, Wychwood will charm and delight you with sweeping borders,
restored labyrinth, heritage roses and rare perennials. Morning tea in the garden is a treat! Nearby, Old Wesleydale’s classic English style ‘Arts and Crafts‘ garden is in perfect harmony with the
homestead’s historic stone house and unique outbuildings. Lunch included today. Tour the walled garden, picking and white gardens, kitchen potager, henhouse, aviary, potting shed and conservatory.

Accommodation: Peppers Silo Hotel, Launceston

Friday 5 January 2024
Woolmers and Brickendon Estates (B/D)

Learn the fascinating story of the Archer Family at Woolmers and Brickendon Estates today. Thomas, William and Joseph, settled around Longford in early 1800. Woolmers is a unique reflection of colonial life; Brickendon, a complex of early colonial buildings with a Georgian country house. Both have gardens to reflect the period. They are UNESCO World Heritage Listed sites. Free time this afternoon in the pretty, historic town of Evandale. Farewell Dinner included tonight.

Accommodation: Peppers Silo Hotel, Launceston

Saturday 6 January 2024
Launceston – Home (B)

Midday transfer to Launceston airport for your flight home.


To secure your booking and make your deposit, please complete our online booking form. You will be contacted by a Ross Tours Travel Manager to confirm your details and preferred method of payment.


Cancellations received 180-120 days prior to departure will incur loss of deposit.
Cancellations received between 119-60 days prior to departure will incur a 50% cancellation fee.
Cancellations received between 59-30 days prior to departure will incur a 75% cancellation fee plus any non-recoverable costs incurred.
Cancellations received within 30 days prior to departure will incur 100% cancellation fee.
Cancellations must be sent in writing.
Cancellation fee is based upon the total amounts paid including tours, airfares and all other travel arrangements.

Please refer to the Ross Garden Tours standard terms and conditions

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  • Return group economy airfaire
  • Luxury air-conditioned motorcoach throughout tour
  • Deluxe accommodation for 4 nights with breakfast daily
  • 2 Lunches and 2 Dinners
  • Entrance fees to all gardens and sightseeing including Bridestowe Lavender Estate, Waterton Hall, Wychwood, Old Wesleydale, Brickendon Estate

Twin Share land only $2,695 per person
Twin Share including air $3,095 per person
Single Supplement $695

All prices in Australian dollars
Prices based on minimum 15 passengers
Air price is based on departure from Sydney


Earlybird $100 (Book & Pay by 1/9/2023)
Previous Traveller $50
Garden Clinic Member $25

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Singapore Garden Festival

Singapore is a city in a garden. An exciting mix of cultures, ultramodern ‘Supertrees’ and 19thcentury charm, all wrapped in
beautiful tropical gardens. Discover Gardens by the Bay, Flower Dome and Cloud Forest; a showcase of horticulture and garden
artistry at the 2020 Singapore Garden Festival.