Date & Times
Sat Apr 8 - Sun Apr 9 | 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
1 Baust Cresent, Coromandel Valley
Description: When Barry and Christine Long bought this property on the banks of the Sturt River the only tree was a Canary Island Palm. Now, 45 years on, it is a plants man’s paradise. Lawns sweep down to the river’s edge, giving comprehensive views from the picture windows of the house. Tall trees … gingko, oak, plane, ash, Chinese elm, yew, cypress, beech, metasequoia – among others – provide an overhead canopy for under plantings of shrubs and tree ferns, perennial and annual garden beds.
In carefully manicured rooms you will find a plethora of plant species, both native (e.g. eucalyptus, casuarina, araucaria) and exotic (e.g. taxodium, acer, eupatorium) intermingled with groundcovers, shrubbery and garden sculpture.
There is a 100 square metre shade house, a small orchard under planted with erigeron and a relatively young labyrinth. During the recent 2016 spring storms, the Sturt River flooded the garden three times, taking with it solid garden furniture, a statue and tonnes of soil. Already the soil has been replaced twice! The Longs are not to be defeated; their garden and its plantings testify to their commitment as gardeners. 0.8 ha (2.0 ac)
Please note: While the garden is wheel chair accessible there are some limitations.
The nominated Charity for this garden is the Hills Circle of Friends.
Extras: Wine available; Live Music. Enter garden via Baust Crescent, National Trust Building, Winn’s Road Bakery. Disabled toilet available here.
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The Garden Notes are written by the garden owner and often tell the story of their garden. Click here to download the notes and we suggest you print them and bring them to the garden. Garden Notes