889 Skyline Road, Christmas Hills Vic 3775
Saturday 14 October, 2023 to
Sunday 15 October, 2023
Strictly only opening on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 October. Please respect the garden owners' privacy and visit only during opening hours.
10.00am - 4.30pm
Entry: $10 Adults/$6 Students (with ID card) /Under 18 free
- Tickets can be booked and pre-paid online via TryBooking. You can also pay on the day.
- 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.
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Please stay at home if you're unwell.
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Big Hill is an amalgamation of garden, home and natural bush surrounds. The plant palette is approximately 70% native, 15% indigenous and 15% exotic as a nod to Big Hill’s earlier garden history.
Garden rooms abound and are defined with the use of large recycled wharf timber to create walls, veggie garden and the like. The buildings of mud brick, timber and iron collaborate to further develop individual and private spaces.
Water sits at the heart of this garden and used to give cool relief in the summer months and to create habitat, attracting local wildlife. Four ponds and a natural swimming pool, edged with huge flat basalt rock are surrounded by mass plantings of Westringia “Grey Box”, Allocasuarina verticillata, Acacia “Mini Cog”, Dianella tasmanica, and many more.
Big Hill sits modestly amongst its natural bush surroundings, sharing the space with unpretentious plantings, unique hard landscape materials and the alluring and comtemplative sound of water.
The Head Gardener, Loretta, will talk about this garden at 11.30am and 2.30pm each day.
Big Hill is located on the lands of the Wurundjeri people. Open Gardens Victoria wish to acknowledge the Traditional custodians of this land and we pay respect to their Elders, past, present and emerging.
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