Mt Barker

24 Hill Street, Mt Barker

Saturday 14 October 2017
Sunday 15 October 2017

10:00 AM
4:30 PM


Tickletank, the home and garden of artist and gardener Irene Pearce has delighted and inspired thousands of visitors over many years.

This intimate garden is wrapped closely around a number of concrete water storage tanks which Irene herself has transformed into a quirky but comfortable home, decorated with her colourful mosaics and creative artwork made from recycled objects.

The garden also features innovative ideas, recycled objects and a marvellous mosaic driveway which adds permanent colour to an already colourful display of hardy cottage perennials and self seeding annuals mixed with Australian native plants and succulents.

450sqm, 0.1 acre.


Facilities & Activities

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General entry to each garden is $8 and $6 for OGSA Members and for those with a Commonwealth Government Pensioner Concession Card or Health Care Card (not Seniors Cards). Current Season Garden Owners and TAFE Horticultural Tertiary students are also entitled to the $6 concessional entry. Children Under 18 are FREE. These cards must be shown at the gate.

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