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John Glover Country Art & Antiques

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John Glover Country Tour - country with an indulgence in art, antiques, gardens and heritage.

The tour will explore the visions of Tasmania's early colonial artist John Glover with a touch antique fossicking, gardens and heritage.

Tour Overview

This exclusive tour has all the elements of Tasmania's unique qualities, the artist John Glover and his landscape, but also brings into play the antiques, heritage with the recently restored 'grandest house in the colony' Clarendon will be visited as well as two significant private gardens.  These walled gardens with beautiful old oaks, unusual hedges and mature Robina and beds of perennials, roses, herbs and lavender are a gardener's treat experience. There is the opportunity to share this experience with the owner guides.

We travel to the lush hidden valley of John Glover prominent artist and enjoy a sumptuous picnic lunch on the way.

Corra Lyn on the North Esk will be viewed before arriving in the afternoon to a garden set around a homestead which was built in the 1860's, a fine merino sheep and beef cattle property near Launceston.  This tour encapsulates all the magic of Northern Tasmania and has snapshots of fulfilling memorable experiences - a must see!


 

Itinerary and Inclusions

Itinerary

  • Departing from Launceston and or Evandale pick up
  • A journey through the township of Evandale visiting antique shops and art gallery and a stop to view a tribute to artist John Glover. John Glover Art Prize second weekend in March
  • A guided tour of the 'grandest house in the colony' Clarendon with John Glover and an unsurpassed collection of antiques, pleasure gardens
  • Morning tea at a private specialist perennial garden and a tour with the owner of the special plants and trees throughout the garden
  • Then a private place of worship synonymous with the famous Tasmanian artist John Glover where a gourmet lunch will be enjoyed with a glass of wine.
  • A real treat traveling through the unique country as viewed and painted by John Glover
  • Corra Lyn on the North Esk will be viewed
  • An afternoon garden visit to a fine merino sheep and beef cattle property near Launceston.  The owner will engage you with her story of the garden's history

Inclusions

  • Gourmet lunch, morning and afternoon tea provided
  • Entry to all sites visited including Clarendon Homestead

Transport: Collected, transported to all sites and return to Launceston.

  • First Aid Certificate Guide

Optional Extras

  • We can recommend excellent accommodation in the area

Other Information

  • Groups: 12 people maximum
  • Time: 9.30 am to 5 pm - 4.30 pm
  • Availability: This tour is not available all year round and must be booked 10 days prior to date of departure
  • Equipment: Please bring your own sun hat, sun cream and or jacket / raincoat
  • Weather: If weather is inclement this tour will continue.

Dates / Availability / Tour Cost

  • Day tour available for group of more than 3 people

Tour Cost

Adults: $220 per person

 

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