Sophorae & 4 Sylvia Crt

Sunday 30 October, 2022

10.00am - 4.30pm

We have two gardens open in this Court on Sunday 30th October ONLY.

The second garden is 4 Sylvia Court, Inverloch.

Entry: $10 Adults/$6 Students /Under 18 free (price inclusive of both Sylvia Court Gardens).

  • Tickets can be booked and pre-paid online via TryBooking. You can also pay on the day. 
  • 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.

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Garden Notes

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FIRST GARDEN OPENING - Sophorae 1 Sylvia Court (first eight images)

This small garden is set 300m back from the Inverloch surf beach. The garden was redesigned in 2012 around a 90’s house to enhance and amplify the views from the banks of curved windows and to frame a century old Banksia integrifolia.

It is essentially an Australian native plant garden with formal bones – structured and clipped elements give form and contrast.

The recycled reo fence gives visual flow into the reserve giving a sense of greater space and linkage with the surrounds and the opportunity to engage with the many people who use the reserve recreationally.

Hard landscaping has emphasised mounds, circles, waves and curves in pathways, backdrops and screens using Corten steel, vertical railways sleepers, reo, timber boardwalk with Castlemaine slate and other paving. This all sounds very ‘busy’ on a standard suburban block, but it integrates and works! More is more in a small space.

The planting has matured and has been changed and renewed as we have learned to select what will cope with our sandy conditions. It is an engaging experiment in progress.

This garden won our ‘Creative with Natives’ competition during Covid 2020. Read the news article here

SECOND GARDEN OPENING - 4 Sylvia Court (last six images)

This second garden has evolved over twenty years and you'll find succulents, cycads, native shrubs and container plants. The garden maturity provides a backdrop for the many punctuation points of interesting plants and succulents in even more interesting containers.

A Santa Anna lawn is contained within graceful paver curves and there is a hidden bay of bonsai trees. The magnificent Bougainvillea and Wisteria that frame the outdoor living area will colour the garden with their spring glory.

The back fence is short, giving an interesting depth to the garden across a parkland of Manna gum trees. The veggie garden borrows this landscape too.

It is an appealing small garden with lots of creative, whimsical and quirky touches that will make you smile.

This is a perfect counterfoil and contrast to near neighbour Sophorae and is a hidden garden to be explored just a few steps away.

Some of the proceeds from this garden will be donated to The South Gippsland Conservation Society.

Visit another nearby garden in Inverloch - 8 Jazmine Court. Details here.

Toilets are available in nearby Inverloch

Sophorae and 4 Sylvia Court are located on the lands of the Bunurong people. Open Gardens Victoria wish to acknowledge the Traditional custodians and we pay respect to their Elders, past, present and emerging.

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