Pear Tree Cottage

Hahndorf


15 Pain Road, Hahndorf

Saturday 13 April 2019
to
Sunday 14 April 2019

10:00 AM
to
4:30 PM

Description

The lovely old stone home known as Pear Tree Cottage was built in 1876 and named for the three pear trees planted by the original occupants. Their trunks are now aged and gnarled but the foliage is still vigorous. The fruit is small and hard but the possums enjoy it in autumn.

Other deciduous trees are planted throughout the country style garden that surround the cottage and its recent modern extension. Under the canopies of old gums, oak and robinia trees, beds of roses, hardy perennials and shrubs are edged with stone walling. A spacious lawn rolls down a slope to a peaceful pond planted with water lilies and other aquatic plants, a home to goldfish, ducks and local wildlife. A massive willow tree, bamboo, flax, cannas and water iris add to the ambience.

Close to the entrance a small shady area with a pond, a seat and plantings of maples, cannas, nandina and ferns has been inspired by Japanese garden style.

There are raised vegetable beds and a collection of succulents.

A small shade house holds a display of bonsai trees created by the owner, who will give a talk and demonstration on bonsai at 2pm, Saturday and Sunday.

Extra activities: 2pm both days, a Bonsai talk and demonstration by the owner.

Please note: There is a lake.

Size: 1.04 acres, 0.4ha.
The charity for this garden is: Duck Flat Community Garden.

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