Date & Times
Sat Apr 22 - Sun Apr 23 | 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
1 Beaumont Court, Mount Barker
Description: The original owners (Murray and Gaye Story) built the house in 2004 on a hill overlooking tall river redgums and a creek on the new Waterford Estate. Inspired by a visit to Paul Bangay’s garden in Woodend, they asked Brian Schultz of the Flower Garden in Nairne to design and lay out a formal garden on the steep site. Current owners Anne Parsons and Paul Andrezic bought the property in December 2014, instantly attracted by the formal front parterre garden of box hedges enclosing the David Austin rose Molineux and sheltered by a pair of Manchurian pear trees. Surrounding the house is a series of garden rooms enclosed by beautifully clipped hedges of cypress, lilly pilly and English box. A central flight of sandstone steps leads down to the lawn and into an inviting vine covered arbour sheltering a pizza oven and for relaxed outdoor entertaining
Anne has added to the formality by building new stone terraces containing a pair of standard Crepuscule roses and beds of a variety of cream and apricot varieties, under planted with blue salvias, mauve convolvulus and English lavender. Formal garden arbours and iron tripods enhance the traditional theme.
There are also separate areas for raised vegetable beds and fruit trees, an informal plantation of Australian natives, a delightful paved courtyard, surrounded by tall, curved cypress hedges and water features . In autumn extra drama is added by the changing leaves of Chinese tallow trees, gingko and crab apples
This garden provides several excellent design solutions for others facing the challenge of developing a formal garden on a sloping site and emphasizes the dramatic impact a disciplined plant palette can provide.
Look out for the cypress could tree – a recent new addition!. 0.4 ha (1.0 ac)
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