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One acre of semi-formal gardens lies behind the 19th century restored two storey house. The Givenchy inspired gardens have been restored and developed during the last 20 years, using original plants and material where possible. Ramps and steps lead down to large lawns dominated by a very large central arbour, supporting roses (new dawn) and weeping cherry trees.
The property boundaries are dominated by very large trees, mainly English elms and cypress (up to 140 years old), and a lilac hedge at the rear, all providing a microclimate and a private atmosphere. The other features include a Japanese garden, gazebo, tea house and more than 200 roses. Other plants include maples, gleditsias, hawthorns, bulb beds, peonies, pomegranates and espaliered fruit trees. Water is captured in large tanks.

The Old Stone House is opening as one of four Bungendore gardens. Visitors can see all four gardens for an entry fee of $15. Members and Visitors will start at either Fox’s Folly or Fieldstone and will receive a map and a ticket which provides entry to all four.

 

Old Stone House Garden Notes.

 

 

Supported charity: Bungendore Rural Fire Service

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Opening hours: All gardens are open from 10am to 4pm.
Garden entry fees: Members free. Non-members $8 for one garden. Children under 18 free if with an adult.
Membership: Join Open Gardens Canberra for only $25 and all gardens are free for a year.