Musk Cottage - Spring season launch

371 Musk Creek Road, Flinders

Saturday 1 September, 2018 &
Sunday 2 September, 2018

10.00am – 4.30pm

Entry price $10  (Children U18 free)  Students $5

OGV is delighted to be launching its spring 2018 open gardens season at Rick Eckersley’s inspirational Musk Cottage in Flinders.

Musk Cottage has been a pet project of Rick Eckersley and the Eckersley Garden Architecture design team for the past 10 years. The 10-acre property was purchased in 2008 with the intention of creating a different approach to garden making in Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula.

The plan was to ignore the latest fashion trends and to create something uniquely Australian: strong, tough and sustainable.

The palette of plants is not restricted to native or indigenous. Rather, they have been selected for whether they will grow well in the particular conditions of the Musk Cottage grounds. Plants from around the world have been knitted together to create a rich textural landscape of imaginative combinations.

Visitors will find a geometric grid of rugged black-trunked ironbarks underplanted by wave-pruned Tuscany Privet. Lime green bracts of a Linden tree are reflected by a bold sweep of lime-green lomandra. A boardwalk winds around a wetlands area.

Colours in bark and leaves as well as flowers meld the garden together. Greys, olive greens, browns and brindles make up the base colours and give the garden its unmistakably Australian flavour.


Photos by Alison Hoelzer Photography