(Please purchase entrance ticket at the garden gate)
Around 20 years ago garden designer Virginia Kennett offered suggestions for new planting. Whilst maintaining the layout of the old garden and most of the original trees, Mediterranean, Australian and productive plants were added. Although water efficient and resilient, many of the plants chosen have deceptively lush foliage so the appearance of the garden is leafy and green. A birdbath and plants that provide a food source or shelter encourage birds to the garden.
Healthy home-grown produce is important to the family and a range of edible plants thrive in wicking beds or are popped in the ground wherever space allows. As well as vegetables there are a variety of herbs and many fruit and nut trees including unusual and subtropical species and a number of plants with foliage that Pam uses for basket weaving. A stylish garage and pavilion that open on to the swimming pool enclosure and pizza oven make an ideal entertaining space and there are eight water tanks scattered throughout the property.
Outside the front fence a fine example of verge planting provides habitat for wildlife as well as enhancing the property.
An appealing, productive and biologically diverse, green garden!
Coffee van, plant sales, an opportunity to pot your own succulents, exhibition and demonstration of basket weaving using materials from a garden, talks by Doctors for the Environment on the relationship between healthy people, nature and a healthy environment
Please refer to Open Gardens SA website before visiting. See https://www.opengardensa.org.a...
Please also see: Garden Protocol (opengardensa.org.au)