(Please purchase ticket at the garden gate)
Open Garden - Hidden away behind an old stone wall, a high hedge and the dense canopies of established trees, this lovely, leafy garden is both secluded and peaceful, the perfect setting for the elegant 1880s villa. The clever planting along the front boundary creates a sense of an oasis within suburban Adelaide. From the entrance gate a shaded pathway leads to the spacious lawn and deep lushly planted garden beds with hedges and clipped plants complementing and contrasting with the exuberant planting.
The property has distinct garden ‘rooms’, some classic in style with lovely old roses and perennials, others more contemporary. This is a family garden and there are several spaces for entertaining, a pool area, productive planting, a chicken coop and play areas for children which include an ingenious slide through a hedge to a concealed sports/play area and a delightful swing in the front garden.
A small sheltered courtyard area with stepping stones edged with native violets and frondy arthropodium is overhung with the delicate foliage of acers making a lovely leafy outlook from within the house. Several pieces of the owners’ large-scale sculpture are displayed in what was formerly a driveway.
A stylish and beautifully serene, green garden!
Please refer to the Open Gardens SA website before visiting. See Current Garden Listing (opengardensa.org.au)
Please also see: Garden Protocol (opengardensa.org.au)