Busch Gardens in Wellington are closed on Saturday due to the weather, but the garden’s manager, Mike Latham, said he wanted to keep the public out.
Busch Gardens said the closure was due to high winds in the Tasmanian bush and that the garden would remain open until it was safe to reopen on Sunday.
The road through the garden is a two-lane highway with no parking and access is limited.
Mr Latham said the only access to the garden was through a small gate.
He said he did not want to inconvenience anyone by closing it down.
“I just want to keep people safe,” he said.
It was an opportunity for me to try and find the next step in my life.
I don’t know what’s going to happen but I know what I want to do.
What are your thoughts?
Mr Poulton said it was a great opportunity to get out of the house.
We’ve got to be realistic.
We’ve got a very, very tight budget.
People are being hit by a lot of weather, he said, adding it was not the most appropriate time for the closure.
Do you think it was appropriate?
I think the gardener is just doing his job.
You can’t ask people to stay in a garden.
If you were in a situation where you had a car that was going to be out in the garden, I would probably stay there.
There are always people in the area, he added.
Have you seen the bus?
Yeah, I’ve seen the kids go to the park and the kids have gone to the car park.
That was a good day for them to be at school.
Who are the people who are responsible for the garden?
Busich Gardens says it is a community-owned company and has had some good experiences with other people gardening.
They also have a great support system for people who need help.
When I took the kids to the Gardener’s Garden, I had to leave the kids at school, because I couldn’t go to my own house.
I thought it would be better if I went and got them to school.
But they have gone.
Are there plans to reopen the garden on Sunday?
We’ll be in a good place and then we’ll see how things are.
But I just want people to be aware that we are a community business and we’re open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
In the meantime, we’re not going to shut the garden down.