The Hanson Garden

Saturday 3 September, 2022 to
Sunday 4 September, 2022

10.00am - 4.30pm

Entry: $10 Adults/$6 Students /Under 18 free

  • 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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This is a large 10-acre Australian native bush block which is a wonderful habitat for native animals and local flora. The owners, Bev and John, have previously opened with OGA on numerous occasions. 

Beverley worked alongside Ellis Stones - who is considered the founding father of Australian Landscape Design. She acknowledges Ellis’s profound influence on her work, with many of his guiding principles strongly evident on the sloping property, in particular the way the garden works with the existing contours and shape of the land, in the use of local materials, her diverse collection of native plant species and her skill and sensitivity in placing large rocks within the designed landscape.

As you walk through the garden you cannot help but hear the sound of frogs enjoying the two small ponds. These have been placed and landscaped to appear as if they have always been there. The detail of plantings to attract birds, such as the Eastern Spinebill, small wrens and kookaburras is fascinating.

Visitors are invited to enjoy the garden and the outer natural bush environment — to wander, sit at leisure or have a picnic. And keep your spotter’s eye out for the rare brush-tailed phascogale, a small carnivorous marsupial that is considered Vulnerable in Victoria. Bev and John ask that visitors please stay on the paths.

The Hanson Garden has Land for Wildlife accreditation and a covenant with Trust for Nature, to ensure future owners carry on the work of preservation.

Read this wonderful article on The Hanson Garden by Megan Backhouse of The Age

Why not also visit Mullum Waters in the area open the same weekend. 

Extra Activities:

The garden is very close to the main street of Warrandyte. Cafes, arts and crafts, pottery, nurseries, bush walks and galleries are in abundance.

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