Phillip Johnson's Billabong Falls

1 Holden Road, Olinda

Saturday 23 November, 2019 to
Sunday 24 November, 2019

10.00am - 4.30pm

Entry $10  Under 18 free


Website:   www.phillipjohnson.com.au


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Phillip Johnson’s garden Billabong Falls was the inspiration for the ‘Trailfinders Australian Garden’ that won Best in Show at Chelsea Flower Show 2013.

Phillip specialises in the establishment of environmentally sustainable billabongs, natural (chemical free) swimming pools and water features that are replenished by stormwater, set within naturalistic landscapes where rock is used to spectacular effect.

Be mesmerised by the sheer grandeur of the surrounding Mountain Ash and ancient tree ferns in this garden.

The landscape is a sanctuary for native plants and animals, promoting health and wellbeing in a natural setting that supports water sustainability in our ever-changing climate. Features include native plantings, naturalistic waterfalls, dry riverbeds and billabongs that are fed by driveway and roof water runoff around the house and the design studio. The garden also exhibits timber walkways, stepping stones, an outdoor shower, and much more!

Additional activities:

  • Sausage sizzle all day on both days being held by the local CFA
  • Phillip’s Design Studio will be open to the public for the weekend

Safety note:  Access is difficult, slopes are steep. No wheel chair access into rear of property, and prams not advised, but the garden can be viewed in both cases from the deck.Traffic restrictions in place, one way traffic on Holden Road from Monbulk Olinda Road end, no access from Perrins Creek Road, 

Getting There: Traffic restrictions in place, one way traffic on Holden Road from Monbulk Olinda Road end, no access from Perrins Creek Road.


Other places of interest which you may wish to visit as part of your visit to the open garden include:




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