7 Hillsmeade Drive, Narre Warren South
Saturday 14 September, 2019 to
Sunday 15 September, 2019
10.00am - 4.30pm
Entry $8 Students $5 Under 18 free
This garden is testament to the owners’ knowledge and passion for Australian plants, and is filled with a huge range of Australian plants from every state. The garden evokes the feel of the bush in some parts; in others, formal elegance. Every inch of ground has been developed whether for floral display or for productive food growing. And every plant is labelled!
A long driveway welcomes visitors to the house – its length filled with beds full of colourful plants including correas, eremophilas, hibbertias, dampieras and several large signature Brachychiton rupestris trees.
The owners have a special love of correas, grevilleas and leschenaultias and there is an amazing variety throughout the garden. While the front garden feels a little like walking through the bush along winding paths, closer to the house the garden has a more formal feel with a fernery and many kinds of zygocacti.
The rear garden features a huge covered orchard where peach, figs, apple, plums and apricots thrive, including a macadamia and loquat. There is also a vine-covered colonnaded walkway, a private courtyard garden, a propagating area and hothouse.
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