Nestled in the farming region of northern Tasmania, Longford, population 4100, was settled by Europeans in 1813. The rich settlers used convict labor to build their elaborate homes, of which some are still standing. Longford is about 21 km. south of Launceston.
National Rose Garden
Longford is home to the National Rose Garden, one of the most complete collections of roses in the southern hemisphere. Visitors enjoy the beauty and fragrance of the many roses, and can also visit the adjacent kitchen garden. The garden is located on Woolmers Lane.
The beautiful homestead of the Woolmers family was established in 1817. Tourists can go on guided or self-guided tours of the home which is decorated in period furnishings. It is located on Woolmers Lane, Longford, on the same tract of land as the National Rose Garden.
Brickendon Historic Homestead and Farm
Brickendon is another colonial homestead, which has been owned and operated by the same family throughout the generations. Visitors can get a taste of traditional farming. Brickendon is also located on Woolmers Lane, Longford.