Date & Times
Sat Apr 8 - Sun Apr 9 | 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Mawson Road, Forest Range
Description: Conceived on a grand scale and inspired by travel through Italy, France and Spain this large country garden displays an obvious Mediterranean influence both in the landscape features and in the choice of hardy sun loving plants. There is a diversity of distinct garden settings: a large shade house for the more sensitive plants including hydrangea and hosta collections, a walled Mediterranean courtyard, a sheltered creek garden, a conifer collection, a large rose arbour and bold perennial borders as well as a dry garden and productive vegetable gardens.
A garden designer and landscaper Deane Butcher raises many of the plants from seed, in particular the drought tolerant perennials, grasses and Australian natives.
The panoramic views of the surrounding hills and valleys are highlighted and enhanced by unusual pots and quirky sculptures placed as focal points throughout the garden. Wonderful stone walls constructed from local stone by Kym and Deane are an impressive feature of this garden providing many photo opportunities as well as structural elements and protection for plants 8.0 (20.0 ac)
Directions: From Institute on Greenhill Road in Uraidla turn left up hill towards Basket Range, right into Lobethal Road and left into Mawson Road
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