(Please purchase ticket at the garden gate)
The bright colourful garden is wrapped closely around the tanks and although tiny, is crammed with clever ideas, surprises and whimsy. A pretty pink rose clambers over the arbour at the entrance and cottage perennials, self-seeding annuals, Australian native plants and succulents, many planted in vibrant innovative containers, fill every available space.
The site slopes so there are steps, winding paths and retaining walls often inset with mosaic and adapted to double as seats. The driveway and much of the exterior of the home have also been decorated - one wall is draped with a permanently flowering white mosaic wisteria, there are many flowers, magpies, teapots and much more!
A curving sculpture of a dragon forms another enchanting seat and dotted everywhere are pots, statues, vividly tiled birdbaths, artwork and ‘found treasure’ all adding extra colour and interest. Irene’s ingenuity knows no bounds with both the materials and the imaginative way she uses them and each year she adds new pieces to her joyful garden.
Tickle Tank is a happy, magical place, jam packed with creativity!
Please refer to Open Gardens SA website before visiting. See Current Garden Listing (opengardensa.org.au)