Bushy Park

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DISTANCES: Hobart 54Km

Bushy Park is now the only area for hop growing left in the Derwent Valley. Tell tale signs of this once flourishing industry dot the country-side. Poplars planted as windbreaks around hop fields create a spectacular backdrop to the many historic oast houses used for drying the hops.

Bushy Park is seeing a revival of hop growing in the area with a modern kiln built to cater for an expanding industry which previously had its heyday prior to the 1960s.

Hawthorn Lodge (1869), once the home of Robert Shoobridge, a member of the local pioneer hop growing family has been delightfully restored.