58 Boundary Road, Coldstream
Saturday 9 October, 2021 to
Sunday 7 November, 2021
10.00am - 4.30pm
$10 Adults/$6 Students
Under 18 free
Please note (due to COVID-19 protocols):
Tickets must be booked and pre-paid online via TryBooking. Bookings can be made in hourly time slots. Please arrive at your designated time but you are free to enjoy the garden at your leisure.
Entry via payment at the gate will be accepted, but prior ticketed bookings will have precedence over pay-at-the-gate, and access will depend on available space in the garden.
Sustainable practices are important to OGV, therefore where possible please either print your own garden notes or save them for viewing on your mobile device.
Booking link - via TryBooking
Garden notes - TBA
Ridgefield is a country garden of about 1.2ha bordering a vineyard with beautiful views in all directions. It was designed by Robert Boyle in 1997 and although the garden has evolved in response to the climate and the tastes of the local wildlife, the bones of the garden still bear his hallmark today. Elegant walkways lead down a terraced hillside, making the most of beautiful outlooks, yet providing sufficient wind breaks to afford some protection to the garden. In the formal part of the garden there are neat box hedges, generous plantings of roses, salvias and penstemmon and clipped westringia balls. The roses have thrived so much that some 450 are a picture in spring and autumn.
Deep beds filled with shrubs and drought tolerant perennials surround the house and a series of Mediterranean- style courtyards provide shelter, no matter where the weather is coming from. Long colonnaded terraces link the house, garden and vineyard. Visitors will also be able to explore a birch walk leading to a crab apple lawn, a croquet law and a walled garden. An orchard and vegetable garden provide ample supplies year round.
Garden notes are written by the garden owners to describe their garden.
Download and print to bring when you visit the garden.
*With thanks to Kim Woods Rabbidge for permission to reproduce her photographs.