Category Archives: Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

RTBG 12th May 2022

A blanket of greyed clouds formed the umbrella for the day, and the temperature failed to rise to anything remotely comfortable – Neil had started before us in 4 degrees. At lunch we sat in the hardly ‘balmy’ temperature of … Continue reading

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Thursday 28th April 2022 RTBG

It was one of those mornings when the Bridgewater Jerry filled the air above the Derwent River and spread left and right across the Greater Hobart areas. Kunanyi was missing. Nipaluna seemed to be missing. Occasionally the sun found holes … Continue reading

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Critters in the garden 31st March 2022

Thanks to Pam I can share photographs of a couple of garden critters that were disturbed when working in the Food Garden of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG).  One of the jobs that the volunteer team tackled this week, … Continue reading

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A holiday in the Horseradish 24th March 2022

Always early to arrive in the Food Garden at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG), fellow volunteer Neil was hard at work clearing the expanding forests of horseradish plants – just the tops, not digging down for their tasty roots. … Continue reading

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Shaking the lettuce 10th March 2022

Two weeks ago in the Food Garden of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG), our wonderful volunteer team made some simple but important advances.  As usual, and extremely importantly, Tony harvested produce for charity and, being that time of the … Continue reading

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Thursday 24th February 2022 – RTBG

I am never sure what aspect of my Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) experience will thrill me when I volunteer, but I prepare, travel there, and then discover some freshness, vista, or collegial atmosphere that lifts my spirits. This week’s … Continue reading

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Thursday 7th February 2022 at RTBG

Summer in the Food Garden of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) is a delight. Fruit and vegetables are ripening a plenty as can be seen by today’s harvest collected for charity: tomatoes galore of many types, a variety of … Continue reading

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Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) continues to be open to the public, because staff and volunteers are all vaccinated.  Of course the Food Garden (ex Pete’s Patch) continues to flourish. Yesterday, volunteer Pam took a swag of photos to … Continue reading

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Eggplants at the RTBG 2nd December 2021

Always my volunteering experience at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) provides learning opportunities and so it was last Thursday.  I have never grown eggplants (Solanum melongena) nor looked at young plants so it was instructive to see and feel … Continue reading

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RTBG – a couple of November weeks

Thursday week ago, we dedicated ourselves to the large marjoram covered garden spaces beneath the olive trees in the Food Garden of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG)– and once again we did our best to rid the ground of … Continue reading

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