11 School Road, Musk
Saturday 18 April, 2020 to
Sunday 19 April, 2020
10.00am - 4.30pm
Entry $12 Students $5 Under 18 free
Many people are familiar with the story of Musk Farm.
The property commenced its life as a school. After closing and falling into disrepair, Stuart Rattle purchased the property in 1998 and, over the next 15 years, transformed the grounds into a semi-formal 1.4 hectare garden comprising 14 ‘garden rooms’ interconnected by paths and hedging. The garden is instantly recognisable by the formal motor court entrance with clipped Buxus balls framing the doorway to the beautiful home.
Subsequent owners have maintained the existing garden as well adding a rose arboretum and, in keeping with the school yard heritage, a clock tower.
The design is stunning, with axes drawing attention to particular vistas and plantings. The garden features many rare and unusual plants including a huge variety of hydrangeas, rhododendrons, viburnum and bulbs. Other highlights include the old school oval – now a wonderful hedged lawn – a rhododendron garden, woodland walks, a formal pond and a summer garden.
Rail transport and parking options:
Trains run from Daylesford to Musk Station. This is an ideal way to arrive at the garden, with much more parking available in Daylesford. It’s also lots of fun for kids!
The timetable will be posted here shortly.
Parking will be available in a neighbouring paddock located on the corner of School Road and Rodda’s Lane. There will be limited parking on side of road in Rodda’s Lane and possibly Rodonis Road.
There is strictly no parking in School Road.
Other activities and sales taking place throughout the garden opening include:
Other places of interest which you may wish to visit in the local area include:
Information and advice on garden visiting