Banksia Bend

135 Simpson Lane, Yarra Glen

Saturday 27 November, 2021 to
Sunday 28 November, 2021

10.00am - 4.30pm



$10 Adults/$6 Students   
Under 18 free

Please note  (due to COVID-19 protocols):

  • Tickets can be booked and pre-paid online via TryBooking. 
  • Visitors over the age of 16 must be double vaccinated unless they have a medical exemption. Click here for more information.
  • Entry via payment at the gate will be accepted.
  • Sustainable practices are important to OGV, therefore where possible please either print your own garden notes or save them for viewing on your mobile device.

Booking link -  via TryBooking

Garden notes

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Banksia Bend is a magnificent country property in the glorious Yarra Valley wine-growing district (previously known as Lubra Bend for over 100 years).

Owner – Rosemary Simpson – has a passion for sustainable gardens in dry and arid conditions and for preserving water here in Australia. The garden consists of mainly Australian native and water-wise exotic plants and is home to various sculptures by renowned Australian artists.

Banksia Bend features a large established garden of camellias, magnolias and oaks planted by the previous owner Margaret Stokes. Today the property has a Camellia Grove, a Seville Walk, an Orchard, a Vegetable Garden and a Dry Garden designed by Phillip Johnson. It is all set around a Guildford Bell-designed home (an important award-winning Victorian architect, 1912-1992) and features three sculptures by prominent Australian artists: “Pear” by George Baldessain, “Whale Song” by Peter Blizzard, and “Carbon Trader” by Stephen King.

 Proceeds from this opening will be donated to Lead Beater Friends of Leadbeater's Possum Inc 

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