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Government House news is published here to keep you up to date on activities relating to Government House Tasmania.

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Join our Garden Produce Tour: 14 March 2024

Government House

This fully guided tour will include our orchard, cut flower picking garden, vegetable garden, citrus collection and French garden. You'll visit the happiest chickens in Tasmania, come close to our bee collection and see how we manage our green waste - a truly thorough tour of a working Estate garden.  The tour will conclude with a tasting of produce from the garden. 

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Lunch on the Lawn - Friday 1 March 2024

From noon until 2:00 pm on Friday 1 March 2024, the Red Border Lawn of Government House Tasmania, between the Main Gate and the House, will be open to members of the public.

Bring your lunch or a picnic, spread a rug and enjoy the beautiful gardens of Government House.

This is a free event.  Bookings are not required.

Please note:  no parking on site; no pets; no alcohol permitted.

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Lunch on the Lawn - Friday 9 February 2024

From noon until 2:00 pm on Friday 9 February 2024, the Red Border Lawn of Government House Tasmania, between the Main Gate and the House, will be open to members of the public.

Bring your lunch or a picnic, spread a rug and enjoy the beautiful gardens of Government House.

This is a free event.  Bookings are not required.

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Lunch on the Lawn, Friday 19 January 2024

Lunch on the Lawn - Friday 19 January 2024

From noon until 2:00 pm on Friday 19 January 2024, the Red Border Lawn of Government House Tasmania, between the Main Gate and the House, will be open to members of the public.

Bring your lunch or a picnic, spread a rug and enjoy the beautiful gardens of Government House.

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King Frederik X and Queen Mary of Denmark

Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen

Her Excellency the Governor joins all Tasmanians to congratulate King Frederik X and Queen Mary of Denmark on their accession to the Throne following the abdication of Queen Margrethe II.

Books are available at Government House for those who would like to leave a congratulatory message. Between 8 am and 4 pm daily from Monday 15 to Friday 19 January, access will be facilitated by the Government House Security Team to individuals who identify themselves using the intercom at the main gate.

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Season's Greetings

Best wishes for the 2023 Festive Season and the New Year from Her Excellency, the Honourable Barbara Baker AC, Governor of Tasmania, and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers AO.

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Lunch on the Lawn, Friday 22 December 2023

Lunch on the Lawn - Friday 22 December 2023

From noon until 2:00 pm on Friday 22 December 2023, the Red Border Lawn of Government House Tasmania, between the Main Gate and the House, will be open to members of the public.

Bring your lunch or a picnic, spread a rug and enjoy the beautiful gardens of Government House.

This is a free event.  Bookings are not required.

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Shortbread recipe

Government House - Traditional shortbreads

Government House

This recipe is for our signature Government House shortbread.

It is sweet, melt in the mouth and traditional.

It came to Government House via the Executive Chef and Community Engagement Facilitator - Ainstie Wagner when she first started in 1987.

It has been so continually popular that it has not been off the morning and afternoon tea menus since then.

The recipe has a soft warm buttery and pure vanilla flavour.

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Community Garden Launch with Eat Well Tasmania

Government House

Today the Governor of Tasmania, Her Excellency the Honourable Barbara Baker AC, partnered with a number of key community organisations to launch the Government House Community Garden Project.

The garden located within the grounds of Government House will produce fresh, healthy produce to be donated directly to School Food Matters and so play a small role in feeding the future of Tasmania.

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Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla

London, United Kingdom

Her Excellency the Honourable Barbara Baker AC, Governor of Tasmania, representing Tasmania has attended the Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla, and associated events.

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