Weirs Lane

An established wrap-around, large country garden featuring a large rose collection


November 2023

Weirs Lane is a large country garden belonging to rose enthusiasts Jill and Geoff Eckermann, who, over many years have amassed an extensive collection of roses as well as beautiful trees, perennials and hardy succulents.

In spring, the roses put on a spectacular show of colour and perfume with a pretty support act of iris, perennials including salvias, bulbs and succulents, both in pots and in the ground. The many roses are varied – there are lovely blowsy, modern cultivars as well as heritage varieties, bush roses, a number of the very popular David Austins and climbers – some planted to make a display of colour as they clamber up into trees.

With a backdrop of majestic old red gums, areas of lawn and paths wrap around garden beds filled with foliage and flowers. Mature trees including three Chinese tallow wood, red oak, silver birches, and Cashmere pines provide shade and shelter, and give the garden a well-established feel.

Jill and Geoff are keen recyclers and have used pre-loved materials to add individuality and personality to the garden – old pots have been re-used, cast iron troughs have been re-purposed and filled with plants and discarded timbers used to create structures and supports for climbing roses.

Quirky touches of garden art include a delightful trio of terracotta pigs, and there is a thriving productive garden.

Size: 2 acres

Garden Notes

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