455 Mount Macedon Road, Mount Macedon
Saturday 5 October, 2019 to
Sunday 6 October, 2019
10.00am - 4.30pm
Tickets $10 Students $5 Under 18 free
Dreamthorpe is one of the original and renowned hill-station gardens of Mt Macedon. Rarely opened, this property harks back to life lived on a grand scale, where beautiful houses and gardens were shielded from public view behind hedges, leaving outsiders to only imagine their sweeping lawns and wonderful plants.
This romantic, tranquil garden has abundant separate sitting spaces (28 at last count), with woodland, herbaceous borders, circles of lilacs and roses, arches planted with roses and clematis, and rhododendrons. Come and meander through these distinctive spaces, over mossy steps and along winding lawn paths that lead you through bulb-filled woodlands carpeted with crocus, naturalised cyclamens, hellebores, snowdrops, daffodils and jonquils. The flowering reaches its crescendo with a vast carpet of bluebells.
Turritable Creek flows through the garden over three waterfalls and under several bridges as it winds its way under a canopy of massive Pin Oaks and Japanese Maples.
In its 130-year history, few people have owned Dreamthorpe. Today’s owners continue the tradition of modifying and enhancing this beautiful place. It is a garden of gently flowing yet distinctive spaces, each with their period of glory, yet melded into a harmonious environment which lifts the spirit and soothes the soul.
Please note that the Garden Lovers’ Fair is taking place at the historic Bolobek this same weekend:
10am–4pm, 5–6 October 2019
370 Mount Macedon Road, Macedon. See https://gardenloversfair.com.au/
Other places of interest which you may wish to visit as part of your visit to the open garden include:
- Hanging Rock Reserve
- Macedon Regional Park – walking, hiking and mountain biking trails
- Mt Towrong Vineyard, 4 Taylors Road, Mt Macedon
- Mount Macedon Trading Post, 686 Mount Macedon Rd, Mount Macedon – Café and general store
Information and advice on garden visiting