Rosie and Mick's Garden

Eucalyptus trees provide shelter and shade and the ambience of a charming Australian country garden.


November 2023

Rosie and Mick’s charming country garden surrounds an historic 1880’s stone carpenters’ workshop restored to preserve its original features and character.

The informal garden beds are planted with an eclectic collection of old-fashioned flowering plants including roses, perennials, bulbs, succulents, shrubs, salvias and Australian plants. Little paths wind in and around the garden and through arches entwined with climbing roses and a vigorous wisteria covers a pergola creating a lovely shady area below. Various colourful annuals, including hollyhocks and other favourites are allowed to self-seed throughout and always make a lovely show in this pretty cottage garden setting.

Several small ponds and a little stream add the soft trickling sound of water to the garden. A silk tassel bush Garrya elliptica has recently been planted and as it grows will make an interesting back drop for an impressive two-metre-high rusty coloured urn.

A wrought iron gate made by Rosie’s brother and decorated with her namesake roses has inspired an enclosed vegetable garden. The area is surrounded by trellising designed to maximize space and provide structure for assorted fruit trees and citrus. Inside the enclosure a variety of vegetables and herbs thrive in raised beds.

A large carved stone by local artist Gareth Kelsey- Evans, several bright quirky pieces and recycled materials add interest.

Size: 0.5 acres

Garden Notes

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