Forest Edge, Blackwood

26-28 Martin Street, Blackwood

Saturday 17 April, 2021 to
Sunday 18 April, 2021

10.00 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.

Entry $10, Students $6, Under 18 Free
** Tickets must be booked and pre-paid online via TryBooking. Book your arrival time in a set time slot but remember, you're free to enjoy the garden at your leisure.

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Situated in the historic town of Blackwood this undulating one hectare garden is framed by a backdrop of the Wombat State Forest. It features a wide variety of trees, including a large Golden Ash which, along with maples, ornamental pears and pin oaks, provides spectacular autumn colour. There is also a number of trees of significant age on the property including two cedars, a Blackwood, and an Irish Strawberry with a magnificent canopy. The property has an extensive range of shrubs, perennials, bulbs and a rose garden.

Visitors can wander down paths to a small bridge which crosses a stone-lined creek, landscaped to run down to an ornamental pond. Sculpture, found objects and various pieces of garden art are scattered throughout.

The owner’s home, built in 1861, was formerly a bank and buildings to the rear of the house create a replica of an 1860s streetscape – including a wheelwright, a blacksmith and a house of somewhat dubious repute – now used as a garden shed!

Please note that antiques, second-hand books (including gardening books) and metal garden art will be available for sale at the garden opening. There will also be plants for sale.

Proceeds from the open garden will be donated to Blackwood Outdoor Specialist School.

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Other places of interest which you may wish to visit in the local area include:

  • Nurseries – Frogmore and Autumn Joy (Trentham)

  • Trentham township – speciality shops and cafes, walk the Domino Trail, visit the stunning Trentham Falls and the Red Beard Historic Bakery

  • Walk the 6km Domino Rail Trail, Lerderderg State Park

Garden Notes

Information and advice on garden visiting

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