Category Archives: Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

RTBG on Thursday 24 Sept- part 3 of 3

While I pulled Flick Weed/Bitter Cress ‘weeds’ from beneath the tea bushes, other fellow volunteers were hard at work elsewhere in the Food Garden of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG). A selection of brassicas, large purple leafed mustards and … Continue reading

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RTBG on Thursday 24 Sept- part 2 of 3

I signed into the Food Garden of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) just as a newbie arrived and was introduced; one with whom I worked until we had a tea break. She and I were assigned to the tea … Continue reading

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RTBG on Thursday 24 Sept- part 1 of 3

During my first year volunteering in the Food Garden of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) the pattern was for clear blue skies each Thursday. The Covid 19 interlude has upset the heavens so that the new pattern seems to … Continue reading

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Another RTBG day

While I wasn’t able to join my gardening friends at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) on Thursday as usual, seven of our team turned up plus a newbie and everyone worked in the Food Garden with their usual commitment … Continue reading

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RTBG makes it into the Tasmanian Community Achievement Awards

You can see that the Food Garden of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) was entered into the prestigious Tasmanian Community Achievement Awards and listed as a semi-finalist in that competition, here. A few weeks ago RTBG reported on its … Continue reading

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A glorious Thursday at the RTBG – part 2 of 2

Yesterday’s blog post talked about the work we undertook in the Food Garden of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG). In addition, and as soon as we had eaten our lunches, Coordinator Adam took us on a tour of the … Continue reading

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A glorious Thursday at the RTBG – part 1 of 2

Long term blog followers will know that in the past and with one exception in a year, Thursday’s have always been blue sky days and glorious regardless of season when we are volunteering in the Food Garden of the Royal … Continue reading

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First day back at RTBG

Great news – yesterday the Tasmanian Government and the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG welcomed my gardening friends and I back to volunteer in the Community Food Garden. Today I am writing up that story and you can expect a … Continue reading

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Flourishing citrus trees

Years ago I planted an orange and mandarin tree, and last year I added a lemon tree. With the new learnings I have gained from the University of Tasmania Science of gardening courses and in the Food Garden of the … Continue reading

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Brussel sprouts – who doesn’t love them!

Fellow Food Garden volunteer at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens  (RTBG) recently visited and took a few photos. R says ‘…look at those Brussels! Adam told us that they are actually fairly heavily infested with aphids (we cut a sprout … Continue reading

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