Tag Archives: Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

RTBG and olives

A have a tiny bit of experience in preparing a handful of olives to eat after last year’s harvest in the Food Garden of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) – refer here. Recently I was excited when a new … Continue reading

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Lunch with RTBG friends

It all started when A of the Food Garden at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) invited all  its volunteers to lunch at his property.  Immediately we considered the tasty treats we could create from any of our gardens, and … Continue reading

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This time, last year at the RTBG

The date was the 27th June 2019, and my day at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) was so full that I needed to write two blog posts. You can read the first here and the second here. What an … Continue reading

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Facebook and RTBG

Recently I learnt that the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) has its own Facebook site at rtbg_tasmania here. The contents of the site were pleasantly surprising. The staff have uploaded information and explanatory videos covering a multitude of RTBG plant topics. … Continue reading

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Thursday at the RTBG

Yesterday was Thursday. Long term blog followers will know the day is always glorious if I am (we the Food Garden volunteers are) going to the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG).  And we did. And it was. Earlier in the … Continue reading

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RTBG – new visit

A couple of fellow Food Garden volunteers, R and A, visited the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) last week and have forwarded their photos for this blog.  The panorama shot below encompasses some of the end of the Food Garden … Continue reading

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Collecting seeds – an RTBG story

Previously I have talked about my meagre seed collecting thrills with cosmos, lettuce, tomatoes, silver beet, chard, paper daisies, calendulas and parsley. These pale into existence compared to some grand seed collecting expeditions. Earlier this month friend J (thanks) sent … Continue reading

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RTBG Thursday 16th May 2019 – remembering

For my first week volunteering at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) you can read about eggplant, garlic and feijoa here. In my second week, I picked olives, planted two different kinds of mustard under the olive trees, cleared out … Continue reading

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RTBG reopens to the public – with conditions

Tasmania’s Minister for Heritage announced the reopening of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG); her media release can be read here. This decision took effect on Monday the 11th May. I read with interest ‘Residents visiting the Botanical Gardens for … Continue reading

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RTBG Thursday 9th May 2019 – remembering

Last week I recalled my first week volunteering at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) – in May 2019. That day the main Food Garden changes, with which I was involved, were the removal of the almost dead mini eggplant … Continue reading

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