84 Devonshire Lane, Mt Macedon
Saturday 6 October, 2018 to
Sunday 7 October, 2018
10.00am - 4.30pm
Entry $8 Students $5 (Under 18 free)
Glenrannoch is the third oldest property in Mt Macedon, dating back to 1873. It is situated between the south-eastern and western ridges of Mt Macedon and was originally designed based on an Indian hillside garden. The name Glenrannoch means fern or bracken which has relevance to its location on the ridge. For the last 20 years the owners have carefully restored and lovingly maintained this true ‘old style’ Mt Macedon garden.
The garden features massive Monkey Puzzles, Hoheria, and Western Hemlock which are listed on the National Trust Register of Significant Trees. There are also grand Atlantic Cedars, beeches, poplars, maples, chestnuts and a green-flowering cherry tree, as well as impressive flowering shrubs such as rhododendrons, azaleas, viburnums and Stewartia (to name a few) which line moss-covered steps and paths leading to various garden rooms and outbuildings.
During spring the garden is filled with drifts of daffodils, bluebells, hellebores and lily of the valley. On a clear day you can see the You Yangs in the distance from above the garden in the lookout.
Visitors should note that the terrain of this garden is quite steep.
Other places of interest which you may wish to visit as part of your visit to the open garden include:
- Garden Lovers Fair: 10am–4pm, 6–7 October 2018 at the historic Bolobek
370 Mount Macedon Road, Macedon. See https://gardenloversfair.com.au/
- 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
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