Open Garden Details

57 Kinkora Road, Hawthorn

57 Kinkora Road, Hawthorn 3122

Opening Information

Saturday 18 November and Sunday 19 November 2017

10.00am - 4.30pm

Entry price $8 (U18 free). Students $5


This garden design is devoted to family experience – and equally has a strong focus on plants for all seasons and the desire for children to connect to nature. It is also a garden that makes sure it respects and complements the house and streetscape as well as embracing contemporary design. Andrew Laidlaw, the landscape architect, worked closely with Martin Hook, the architect, to gracefully integrate many elements of the building, terrace, pool and garden.

The garden comprises four distinct outdoor spaces: the front garden designed to create a framework for the house where elements combined to merge into a single sculptural form; the small children’s garden which provides a safe, well-hidden space for the kids to really engage in imaginative play; the rear garden which sits comfortably with the contemporary architecture of the rear of the house and provides a simple family garden with pool, lawns and outside sitting and eating areas; and ultimately the garden which rests along the west side of the house, designed as a foliage garden to be enjoyed from within the house.

Andrew Laidlaw will be speaking in the garden for 15 minutes at 11.00am on Saturday and Sunday.

*Please note there are bee hives kept at this property. 

57 Kinkora Road is opening for Global Gardens of Peace, an Australian charity founded by Moira Kelly AO in 2013. The aim of Global Gardens of Peace is to design and deliver living landscapes as a foundation to support vulnerable communities around the world.



Information and advice on garden visiting 


Click here for Garden Notes - Download and Print

Garden notes are written by the garden owners to describe their garden.
Download and print to bring when you visit the garden. 

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How to find us

57 Kinkora Road, Hawthorn 3122