The Plantsman's Garden

812 Greenhills Road, Blackwood

Saturday 25 April, 2020 to
Sunday 26 April, 2020

10.00am - 4.30pm

Entry $8  Students $5  Under 18 free

You can pay at the gate, or purchase tickets through Trybooking at:

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The Plantsman’s Garden, situated between Ballan and Trentham, is five kilometres from the historic gold mining town of Blackwood. The private garden of 0.8 hectares lies within a five acre property which was once a derelict strawberry farm purchased twenty years ago for its rich mountain soil, natural springs and cool climate – a perfect combination within which to build a garden.

The gardens, designed to flow with the natural landscape, include water features and showcase one of the region’s largest plant collections including Japanese maples, dogwoods, berberis, hydrangeas, flowering perennials and rare and dwarf grafted conifers.

Of particular interest are the Japanese-inspired garden – which features a collection of rare and unusual plants from Northeast Asia – and the ‘Fibonacci Lawn’, laid out following the basic principles of the ‘Golden Ratio’.

The main trees, which include oaks, are all around 20 years old, and the rest of the gardens and underplantings range from one to 12 years old.

The gardens will be awash with spectacular autumn colour.

Other places of interest which you may wish to visit in the local area include:

  • O’Brien’s Crossing (Lerderderg State Park) – features short and extended walks and Blackwood Mineral Springs
  • Trentham Falls and Hanging Rock
  • Towns of Blackwood, Trentham, Daylesford, Hepburn Springs and Woodend for food, coffee, various speciality shops, galleries and providores
  • Local wineries in the Macedon Ranges
  • The Garden of St Erth | The Diggers Club in Blackwood

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