On one of our jogs around Hobart we saw the signs at the gates of the Botanic Gardens for the Spring Community Festival.  Gardening and cooking demos in a lovely garden sounded too good to miss, so we headed along. It was cancelled on the Saturday due to intense winds, but Sunday went ahead as planned.

Festival food in Tassie is different, there was not a gozleme to be seen. There were however root vegetable french fries. What a great idea! Beetroot, carrot, parsnip and potato for $5.

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And there’s your serves of vegies for pretty much a whole day – awesome!

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There were lots of great plant and gardening stalls even for quite a small festival, this one selling fig scions was pretty cool. Haven’t seen them sold like this before.

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There were also quite a few sections with info about Tasmanian heritage breed chooks. These Barnevelders were enormous and very pretty.

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Hey there cluckies!

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In the gardens proper there were these beautiful white Telopias. Lovely.

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Tulips were also poking their heads through, adding to the spring feel.

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The garden itself has a sweet little old cottage which now has historical displays in it. This seems to be where they got the recipe for the Cabbage Soup diet non?

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There was also music and more food and apple cider and the like. All in all rather a lovely way to spend an afternoon if you’re around Hobart.

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