140 Falls Road, Olinda
Saturday 1 February, 2020 to
Sunday 2 February, 2020
10.00am - 4.30pm
Entry $8 Students $5 Under 18 free
Eungella – ‘place in the clouds’ – is flanked by regrowth Mountain Ash on two sides and the National Rhododendron Gardens across the road.
This stunning two hectare garden has seven different areas to explore:
The first is a largely native garden, through which a small stream meanders and gurgles beside the walking path leading down to a reflective pond and rockpool reflecting the beauty of their surroundings. A new area within the native garden is the Snow Gum walk, featuring 21 Snow Gums (Eucalyptus pauciflora) designed by Phillip Johnson Landscapes.
The lower orchard is the next area where there are more than seventy varieties of heritage apples, pears, quinces, apricots, nectarines and plums grown over two orchards which are 12 years old and were planted by the original owners.
An extensive vegetable garden follows, where yellow, red and white waratahs thrive. The fourth area is the Wisteria and Tea Rambler walk and the meadow garden incorporating a small collection of heritage roses, and from here you proceed to the top orchard with its cider apples, apricots and nectarines.
A contrast is the broad grassed area with its specimen trees, and finally the wild garden at the bottom of the block is where old camellias, chestnuts and walnuts form a foreground to the regrowth forest.
Proceeds from this event will be donated to Karwarra Australian Plant Garden (proceeds from the Gate) and to Save-A-Dog (donations from morning/afternoon tea).
Other activities and places of interest in the local area include:
- Visit the National Rhododendron Gardens
- Visit Karwarra Australian Plant Garden at Kalorama
- Buy native plants at Karwarra Nursery or at Kuranga Nursery in Montrose
- Take children to the Olinda Children's playground at the Old Golf course next to the Olinda Football Oval
- Go for a walk in the Dandenong Ranges National Park
- Visit Proserpina Bakehouse in Sassafras for great bread and pastries
Please also note:
Simon Gaythorpe's garden will also be open this same weekend in Olinda through Open Gardens Victoria; see: https://opengardensvictoria.org.au/Simon-Gaythorpe-garden
Information and advice on garden visiting