The town of Longford, in the Northern Midlands, is home to charming convict-built buildings, grand colonial estates, lovely cafés, and fantastic art and antique shops. This quaint village also boasts some beautiful gardens, which are in full bloom and ready to delight you this weekend! Over Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th November, there are a bunch of events happening in celebration of spring, including the Woolmers Festival of Roses, the Longford Blooms Open Gardens and the Longford Garden Club Spring Flower Show.

Woolmers Estate Festival of Roses, Art Exhibition & Antique Fair

Stop to smell the roses—there will be thousands to choose from—at the Woolmers Festival of Roses. It’s on this Sunday 19th November from 9am to 4pm ($10 per adult, children under 16 free). It’s going to be a fantastic day, with stalls including plant nurseries, jewellery and craft, plus vintage cars, photographic displays, music, food and wine. Special guests include Gardening Australia’s Jerry Coleby-Williams, local media personality Neil Kearney, and AFL legend Doug Hawkins as Men’s Spot guest speaker.

The annual Woolmers Art Exhibition is also on over the weekend of 18th and 19th November, from 10am to 4pm daily. Visit the beautiful Woolmers Cottage to view the exhibition and perhaps even pick up a new piece for your collection.

Antique lovers, don’t miss the Woolmers Antique Fair ($8 on Saturday, $5 on Sunday), featuring leading antiques dealers from Sydney, Melbourne and Tasmania. You never know what you might unearth!

Don’t miss our stall at the Blooming Tasmania Festival this weekend at the Albert Hall 24-25 September 9-4pm

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Longford Blooms Open Gardens

If you’ve ever wanted to explore a secret garden, this weekend is your chance! On Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th November, 12 wonderful gardens will be open to visitors for the Longford Blooms Open Gardens weekend. Longford will be a feast for the senses – immerse yourself in the stunning colours, sweet fragrances and intricate beauty of each garden. Eight gardens will be open each day, with a few of the larger gardens open both days, and some will have stalls and refreshments. This event is just for humans, so please leave your pets at home (for tips on pet friendly spots in the Midlands, see The Essential Doggy Guide).

The very first Longford Business has put out a Beautiful Barrow in support of Longford Blooms. Thank you Longford…

Posted by Longford Blooms on Thursday, October 26, 2017

Here is another sneak peek for this year’s Longford Blooms Open Gardens. There are so many beautiful gardens to explore this year. 👀

#longford looms #longfordtasmania #opengardens #sneakpeek

Posted by Longford Blooms on Monday, October 30, 2017

Here is another sneak peek of this coming weekend’s Longford Blooms Open Gardens. Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm….

Posted by Longford Blooms on Sunday, November 12, 2017


Longford Garden Club Spring Flower Show

The Longford Garden Club’s annual Spring Flower Show is on at the Longford Town Hall this Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th November, from 10am to 4pm ($2 per person). It’s going to look and smell divine!

Have you see the wonderful Longford Blooms sign created by the very talented Ian at Esk Ridge? You can find the sign and…

Posted by Longford Blooms on Wednesday, November 1, 2017


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Isabel Galloway