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This is a large cottage garden in a relaxing woodland setting. There is a diversity of plantings to be seen throughout the very deep half acre block. The garden has been developed over the last 30 years since the stone cottage was finished. The garden has progressively taken over a paddock, starting with trees, followed by [...]Find out more
The owners have landscaped this simple, semi-formal garden over the last four years, in keeping with the heritage 1860 gneiss stone dwelling and the pre-existing, large trees. A very long pergola-covered driveway features sentinel pears, wisteria and viburnum shrubs. Fencing, building structures, sandstone pathing and a large collection of French and English outdoor antiques are all [...]Find out more
Heritage cottage garden surrounding 1880s house with walled secret garden incorporating the owner’s sculptures and potager. The current owner has made every endeavour to replicate the sorts of plantings which were common to homes built in the era of Thornleigh’s construction, not only in respect of a residential garden of the period, but also a source [...]Find out more
>This 11 year old cottage style garden, surrounding a 1920s ‘arts and craft’ dwelling, contains many fruit trees, vegetables and herbs, mingled with flowering plants, tree shaded nooks and works of art. Garden and household sustainability features include: a poultry run and two bee hives blended into the rear garden; a rotational composting system and natural [...]Find out more
This mature stroll garden has been inspired by garden tours to the United Kingdom. The owner has established this mature garden over the last 30+ years, using ideas gained from garden tours to the United Kingdom and Europe to great effect. Visitors to the garden are invited to stroll across the gently sloping lawn, dotted with [...]Find out more
This average suburban sized garden features a welcoming front lawn with large trees, which merges into a freestyle cottage style garden featuring well established rambling and climbing roses, set among shrubs and a range of mature trees. The intimate and sheltered back garden contains a range of cottage garden shrubs set amidst large shrubs and trees, [...]Find out more
This very new native garden surrounding the modern house features a wide range of native shrubs and trees suited to this region’s climate. It is a garden of textures and subtle colour throughout the year. Vegetable beds are located in the sunniest aspect. The well-designed layout is also disabled friendly. Marklow Garden Notes are available. Members [...]Find out more
Emily’s informal and relaxing open woodland garden surrounds the 1880 cottage. The visitor is invited to stroll in the dappled shade of many fruit and ornamental trees and shrubs. A sunny zone in the back garden, you will find vegetable and berry garden beds and a large flower meadow garden. This garden contrasts and complements the [...]Find out more
This is a large, naturalistic, cottage styled garden, dense with diverse species, surrounding a 1925 timber cottage. The garden is located on a deep block, will feature many shrubs in flower. The inspiration for the 32 year old garden is Edna Walling and Cheryl Maddock. The plants of interest, many of which should be in flower, [...]Find out more
A very large woodland garden containing both deciduous and evergreen trees, merges into lawn and large shrub beds towards the back of the 3000 m2 block. The back sections also include a stand of oak trees, a small orchard and vegetable garden beds, all set in a flat terrain that encourages one to wander. Bob's Garden [...]Find out more
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Garden entry (non-members):
Non-members (visitors) $10 for one garden. Special prices may apply for some openings.
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