Cottage Garden at The Racecourse Inn

Heritage Cottage Garden

Surrounded by Hawthorn and Privet hedges, our beautiful, heritage, English style cottage garden at the Racecourse Inn puts on an impressive display all year round, but truly comes to life in Spring and Summer.? The garden was planted with year round colour and structure in mind, with a magnificent display of Autumn leaves, and a selection of picking flowers and shrubbery in winter, the legacy of several keen gardeners over many years.

This beautiful garden features some unusual trees and shrubs, including Tree, Species and hybrid peonies, Man ferns, Oak leafed hydrageas, Laburnum, Japanese rose (Kerria Japonica), Forsythia, white and pink Prunus, Shasta daisies, Pompom tree, numerous Camellias, Rhododendrons and Azalias, Winter and spring flowering Clematis,? Honesty, Foxgloves, Asters, Lupins, Larkspurs, Canterbury Bells, Star of Bethlehem, Solomons’s seal, Japanese wind flowers, Hellebores, Tiger lilies, Lily of the valley, Water Iris, Verbena, Viburnum sargenti unudata, Stephenandra,? Indian hawthorn, Flowering dogwood (Cornis florida rubra), Purple elderberry, Variegated Abelia, Correa alba and Correa hybrid “Annabelle”, Eriostemon, Tasmanian Climbing Blueberry (Billardiera Longiflora), Tasmanian Mountain pepper berry (Tasmannia lanceolata ), Leucadendrons, Wattle, Bottlebrush, May bush (Spirea), Variegated Wygelia, Bronze Fennel and several different Buddleja, including dwarf Buddleja.

The Racecourse Inn is one of the featured gardens in the 2017 Longford Blooms Open Garden day, on Sunday 18th November, 2017.

  • Blossom in the garden at the Racecourse Inn

  • Aquiegias in spring at The Racecourse Inn, Longford, Tasmania.  Heritage gardens and B&B accommodation

    Aquilegias in spring


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Climbing Gold bunny (rose) at The Racecourse Inn, Longford.  Heritage gardens and bed and breakfast accommodation.Afternoon tea under the flowering apple at The Racecourse Inn, Longford, Tasmania


Our extensive collection of shrub, hybrid tea, pillar and climbing roses includes:

A Shropshire Lad (David Austin)
Abraham Derby (David Austin)
Apricot Nectar
Augusta Luise
Black Boy
Blue Moon
Big Purple
Brother Cadfael (David Austin)
Canterbury (David Austin)
Charles Austin (David Austin)
Chaucer (David Austin)
Chicago Peace
Clair Matin (David Austin)
Climbing Iceberg
Double Delight
Eglantyne (David Austin)
Ellen (David Austin)
English Garden (David Austin)
Gertrude Jekyll (David Austin)
Gold Bunny and Climbing Gold Bunny
The Fairy
France Libre
Golden Celebration
Graham Thomas (David Austin)
Heritage (David Austin)
Heidi Somer
Just Joey
Kathryn Morley (David Austin)
Lady Hillingdon (David Austin)
Lavender Pinocchio
Light Touch (Lilia Weatherley, Austin’s Ferry, Tasmania)
Maria Callas
Mother’s Love
Mother and Child
My Hero
New Dawn
Our Vanilla
Papa Maillard
Peter Frankenfeld
Pierre de Ronsard
Princess Alexandra of Kent (David Austin)
Seduction (Climber)
Shropshire Lass (David Austin)
Silver Lining
Sombriel (David Austin)
The Childrens’Rose
The Moth (David Austin)
The Pilgrim (David Austin)
Troilus (David Austin)

David Austin roses in the cottage garden at The Racecourse Inn, Longford, Tasmania.

Trees and Shrubs

Trees, shrubs and climbers include two Pink Crabapples (Malus ionensis plane), Magnolia soulangia and M. stellata, Tasmanian Leatherwood (Eucryphia lucida), Elderflower (Sambucus canadensis and Sambucus nigra), Manferns, Golden Chain (Laburnum), Strawberry dogwood (Cornis capitata), Red flowering dogwood (Cornis florida ruby), Golden Ash, Pompom tree (Viburnum), Viburnum sargentii onondaga, Indian bean tree (Catalpia bignonioides), Persian lilac, Ornamental almond, Persian witch hazel (Parrotia persica), Prunus “Snow Fountain”, Clove currant (Ribes odoratum), Oak leafed hydrangeas, Climbing hydrangea, various Clematis, Gingko (Ginkgo biloba) and a White Horse Chestnut.

Fruit Trees

Our orchard includes a Kentish cherry, Greengage plum, Quince, Variegated kumquat, Blood plum, Apricots, Peaches, Nectarine, Raspberries, Loganberries, Gooseberries, Strawberries, Pears, Apples and Rhubarb.