48 Harvey Street, Anglesea 3230

Saturday 18 January, 2020 to
Sunday 19 January, 2020

10.00am - 4.30pm

Top three images by Caitlin Mills, courtesy of The Design Files

All other photos are by Claire Takacs Photography

Entry $8  Students $5  Under 18 free

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Sunnymeade is a Great Ocean Road garden jewel. Set beneath a canopy of mature stringybark gums the garden is a model of what can be achieved by retaining existing vegetation and planning a uniquely designed garden and home with minimal impact on the environment.

This is not your ‘traditional’ garden space! The award-winning garden first impacts you when you enter to view the extraordinary sculptured grass mounds and shrub plantings. The stunning house is purposefully sited towards the rear of the site, enabling the sculptural messmate gums to spread their branches wide over the undulating grassy knolls.

The formal design incorporates many noteworthy features such as extensive drystone walls, a sunken garden, fire pit and sculptures. The stone walls soften level changes around the house, and fields of grasses have been used in natural clumps and deliberate lines to connect the walls and gravel paths seamlessly – consequently the garden has a soft wavy feel.

At the bottom of the drive is a dramatic display of shrubs clipped into ball shapes. A pistachio tree shades the front door and the beginnings of a living screen provide connection to the buildings and the landscape. A delightful Moonah forest has been planted at the back of the garden.

Activities taking place both days during the garden opening include the following:

  • Sunnymeade has been created by the talented plantsman Peter Shaw of Ocean Road Landscaping. Peter will be talking on coastal gardening, landscape design and the Sunnymeade story at 11.00 am
  • Sausage sizzle run by the Anglesea CFA from 10.00 am
  • Wine tasting by Brown Magpie Wines available from 11.00 am
  • Live music by Jarred Shaw and Co between 12 noon and 1.30 pm

Proceeds from this event will be donated to support the CFA and Asylum Seeker Resource Centre and OGV will donate to bushfire relief.

Other activities and places of interest in the local area include:

Please also note:

Minter Drive garden will also be open this same weekend in Anglesea through Open Gardens Victoria; see:

Garden Notes

Information and advice on garden visiting

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