Claire's Garden

A large and pretty cottage garden crammed with flowering plants, also veggies and fruit trees

14 St Peters Terrace

Saturday 26 October 2024

Sunday 27 October 2024

10:00 am - 04:30 pm


Behind a cream picket fence and a lychgate draped with climbing roses, Claire’s cottage garden is filled with flowers and fragrance. Paths curve through beds crammed with a charming, colourful mix of roses, perennials and bulbs, including many old-fashioned cottage garden favourites. To the side, enclosed by hedges and backed by a bed of standard Iceberg roses, a small meadow garden with spring flowering annuals grows beneath a stand of 8 white-flowered crepe myrtle trees.

The front gives no clue about the scope of the beautifully laid out garden behind the house. A sweeping lawn is surrounded by generous garden beds planted with flowering shrubs, roses, iris, lavender, salvias and Claire’s collection of species of hardy geraniums.

Several large trees shade hellebores, hydrangea, aquilegia, lilies, camellias, foxgloves and other shade lovers. A glory vine grows up and over a bespoke iron-work pergola and shelters an outdoor sitting area that looks out over the garden.

Several arches support roses; Claire loves perfumed plants, and most of the 140 roses in the garden have been selected for their fragrance.

A sturdy chook house provides roomy accommodation for several spoilt hens who can range in the small adjoining orchard. Fruit trees, including a huge plum tree, are dotted throughout the garden and in pots, and veggies thrive in six raised beds.  Claire’s charming ‘She Shed’, built by partner Paul, is a recent much-anticipated addition.

Claire’s garden is a delightful mix of cottage and country - much loved and well-tended!

Opening with Christine's Cottage Garden across the road at Number 17.

Size: 1800 sqm


  • Plant sales
  • Morning and afternoon tea by the CWA

Facilities & Accessibility

Dogs Allowed
New Garden
Suitable for Prams
Suitable for Wheelchairs
Tea & Coffee

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