3802 Geelong Road, Stockyard Hill
Saturday 19 November, 2016 to
Sunday 20 November, 2016
10.00am - 4.30pm
Entry price $12 (children U18 free)
A rare opportunity to visit an historic Western District property with 2.5-hectare garden designed by renowned landscape architect William Guilfoyle in 1909.
Wander the serpentine paths and sweeping lawns and take in the impressive vistas across the lake designed by Sir John Monash. At the bottom of the garden is a six-hole golf course designed by Major Alex Russell in 1924. A Ha-Ha wall divides the garden proper from the golf course, allowing unimpeded views from the house to the lake.
There are several historically significant trees including Algerian and Gallipoli oaks and a stunning Horse Chestnut on the main lawn. Later design additions include a grapevine-covered pergola and an avenue of pleached Tilias.
Visitors are invited to make a day of their visit to Mawallok and enjoy a picnic on the extensive lawns.
Refreshments and lunches will be available to buy as well as local wines, produce and plants.
On Sunday 20th, Byron Bay Chef, Samantha Gowing will be conducting cooking demonstrations using produce from Mawallok's vegetable garden. Demonstrations will be at 11am, 1pm & 3pm.
Proceeds from the opening will go to Skipton and Beaufort hospitals and the local CFA.
Nearby historic garden 'Eurambeen' at Beaufort will also be open on 19 & 20 November.
5 other things to do in the area:
Sunday 20th November
Join in the fun of the show at Goldfields Reserve, Beaufort.
Explore the vineyards and cellar doors of the Pyrenees Wine region. Favourites include Michael Unwin (Beaufort), Mount Avoca, Redbank and Mt Langi Ghiran.
Walking & Hiking
Nearby Mt Cole and Mt Buangor offer a range of hiking trails through eucalypt forest and ferns, to waterfalls and rocky outcrops. Different routes to suit all fitness levels.
Spend an afternoon panning for gold at Ballarat’s Sovereign Hill or walk in the footsteps of past miners on an underground tour of the Central Deborah Gold Mine.
The Art Gallery of Ballarat is the oldest and largest gallery in regional Australia with an impressive collection of Australian art. It is also the exclusive Victorian venue for the 2016 Archibald Prize.
Garden notes are written by the garden owners to describe their garden. Download and print to bring when you visit the garden.