Mara Ponds is an Open Gardens Australia listed property in Branxholm, on the picturesque northeast garden lovers trail of Tasmania.
Taking its name from the old Golden Mara Gold Mine, Mara Ponds is, according to author Liz Francis, ‘a vision and a lot of love’. Her book, Gorgeous Gardens of Tasmania, claims it is the ’sheer pleasure of seeing’. Read more about the garden…
Hand-built from mud bricks and timber, the accommodation cottage sits at the top of the garden. It opens onto a vista of ponds, ‘close to the huge open sky and the constant movement and sound of water’. The 16-acre property also features pastureland bordering a forest of giant eucalypts.
You may sight our pair of platypuses or our amusing native hens, as well as wallabies and possums. Listen to the amazing echoes of flocks of black cockatoos and kookaburras along with blue wrens and honey eaters. After dark, the garden is alive with night sounds, especially the chorus of frogs.
You are invited to experience the expansive energy of Mara Ponds as a visitor or guest.