18 Chenier Street, Rye

Saturday 9 November, 2019 to
Sunday 10 November, 2019

10.00 am - 4.30 pm

Entry $8  Students $5  Under 18 free

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This garden reflects a four-year transformation from unruly sand dunes and gnarly tea-tree into a tranquil coastal getaway. Across an originally ‘relatively ordinary’ 900 square metre block, the owners have worked with sloping landscapes – planting hundreds of local indigenous plants to stabilise the sand and suppress weed growth, while at the same time, incorporating their favourite autumnal trees and European plants.

Long walks on the Rye back beaches and clifftops inspired their choice of wild grasses, native pig face, and coastal rosemary which has been shaped into spheres throughout the garden. Old pier timber is used as seating to relax; up-cycled water tanks are used to store firewood; twisted old shipping ropes line the front retaining walls; and old steel is juxtaposed against the green, lush plants.

The garden incorporates outdoor living spaces and winding paths to explore the variety of plants throughout the garden. This garden is a labour of love and in constant transformation… it reflects the creativity, innovation and love of nature that inspired its owners.

Other activities and attractions in the local area include:

  • Nurseries at Glenview and St Andrews
  • St Andrews Beach Brewery, Fingal
  • Old Apple Shed @ Tallarida Estate, Boneo
  • Jetty Road Brewery, Dromana
  • Rye Pier
  • Arthurs Seat Eagle Chairlift

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