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Work commenced on this almost 1000 square metre property in April 1975 and has continued unabated since. The front garden consists of four terraces with the bottom terrace featuring a gabion wall and the top terrace being strongly influenced by the owners’ travels in Asia. Of particular note are the Torii gate, spill bowl and 15 cut leaf maples of different varieties, which turn to splendid reds and oranges in autumn.
The enclosed private back garden consists of a series of outdoor rooms – a back deck off the house with spa; an entertainment area off the guest studio; lawn area, with dry stone creek and green walls; a Mediterranean style courtyard; a hidden service area; a Silver Birch forest; and a Fernery. There are over 200 containers of plants around the property, 58 trees and 6 water features, amongst other items of interest.
The whole property is supported by a dripper system with 5 water tanks (capacity 13500 Litres).

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There are a small number of steps but most of the garden can be viewed and navigated without using them.

Supported charity: The Smith Family Children’s Future Education Fund

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