866 Coliban Park Road, Redesdale 3444
Saturday 11 March, 2017 to
Sunday 12 March, 2017
10.00am - 4.30pm
Entry price $8 (U18 free). Students $5
These 209 acres between the Coliban River and Coliban Park Road started in 2004 with little but four sheep paddocks. After establishing a house, the owners embarked on planting the garden in 2006. There were two main criteria that drove the planting: drought tolerance and bird attraction.
Elements which define this garden include a circular lawn with three striking monoliths, a garden dominated by a heart sculptured from a patchwork of Castlemaine tin shed remnants, and a walkway through a ‘secret garden’ of tall callistemons which was created with children in mind.
The garden also has a several quiet spots for sitting and contemplating. A particular favourite is ‘Beryl’s Deck’ which overlooks the lake. Amongst many points of interest are the hammock-strewn rose arbour, a raised-bed kitchen garden, a ‘BMX track’ through salt bushes, a large chicken enclosure, and a children’s area with cubby house and swings.
Behind the casuarina wood is a xanthorrhoea plantation – the grass trees having been grown from the seeds of the first seeding spike from a purchased plant.
The local CFA will be doing a sausage sizzle for the open garden days.
Coliban Springs is one of a trio of Open Gardens this weekend in Redesdale – please visit Rocklands and Stone Axe too if you are able.
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Garden notes are written by the garden owners to describe their garden.
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