Marybank

Rostrevor


404 Montacute Road, Rostrevor

Sunday 15 October 2017
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Sunday 15 October 2017

10:00 AM
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4:30 PM

Description

Marybank sits on the hills face with views through massive red gums to Adelaide. The Georgian style house and the very old garden that surrounds it are heritage listed. The house was built in 1842, sold in 1852 and has remained in the same family ever since.

Today, the 6 acres of meandering old garden are a series of walks bordered with perennials, bulbs and tough Mediterranean plants, many surviving with little or no supplementary water. Some areas are as they would have been 150 years ago, with mass plantings of low maintenance hardy species. Around the house are a large lawn and traditional garden beds, but a feature is a long path bordered on one side by a hedge and on the other by a garden bed planted with roses and perennials. The path leads to a seat with stunning views back to the house with beautiful Black Hill behind.

There is a massive Port Jackson fig tree and several Picconia excelsa – an attractive and very rare tree related to the olive and now endangered in its homeland, the Canary Islands.

The garden was originally planted with productive plants as a matter of necessity. The property is now much smaller but still operates as a working farm, with a vineyard, and wine is made on the premises. Throughout the garden there are links with the past but particularly interesting is a pair of old slate troughs used for water storage in the early days when the garden was watered from a spring on the property.

6 acres, 2.5ha.

The nominated Charity for this garden is Kiwanis.

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