Midway Park

Rosslyn Park


2 Angove Court, Rosslyn Park

Saturday 09 February 2019
to
Sunday 10 February 2019

10:00 AM
to
4:30 PM

Description

At Midway Park, 105 roses planted in front of a gracious old bluestone villa built in 1890, provide a dazzling display of flower colour and perfume when in flower.

The garden is distinguished with an extensive collection of fruit and nut trees, berry bushes and some vegetables. To the north of the villa, the garden is planted mainly with tropical fruit and citrus trees, many of them unusual and difficult to grow in SA climatic conditions. To list just a few of nearly 70 different species, there are five varieties of bananas; avocados; guavas; chinotta; coffee; red and also white dragon fruits; black and white sapotes; jackfruit; custard apples; a soursop tree and 20 different citrus including rarely grown pomelos.

Behind the house is a 20 metre long ‘fruit cage’ planted with six rows of espaliered fruit trees, mostly deciduous heritage varieties and some delicious Jujubes.

A pond among the fruit trees is home to ducks and there are various breeds of chooks, some speckled, others ruffled, who roam the area keeping insect pests under control. To aid with pollination there are two beehives.

An interesting garden showcasing the vast variety of fruit that, with a little pampering, can be grown in Adelaide’s climate.

Extra activities: There will be speakers on bee keeping, rare fruit and permaculture.

Size: 0.6 acres, 2800 sqm

Please note: there is a small pond.

The nominated charity for this garden is: Childhood Cancer

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