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Garden Notes
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Description & Photo Garden Notes




April 2014 19-20 Northview Park Click here
Northview Park
Beautifully planted garden of predominantly Australian natives, some rare and unusual. In a serene setting surrounded by native forest, informal and formal areas feature many shrubs and groundcovers with standard grevilleas a feature. Sweeping lawns lead to a picturesque dam landscaped with natives. Abundant birdlife.
Notes 133 Casey Creek Rd, Toorloo Arm 10am-4.30pm $7.00
Hesket Farm Click here
Hesket Farm
A line of mature eucalypts and maples bordered by a dry stone wall leads into a garden enjoying stunning views. Mature trees in superb autumn colour shelter stunning camellias, rhododendrons, azaleas, bulbs and perennials. Large cottage garden enclosed by dry stone walls; circular vegetable garden interspersed with roses.
Artwork display & sale
Notes 162 Hesket Boundary Rd, Hesket 10am-4.30pm $7.00
Tugurium Click here
Stephen Ryan is a knowledgeable and infectiously enthusiastic plantsman whose garden is a treasury of rare plants in unconventional groupings. Striking autumn foliage, delightful bulbs, rich perennial borders. Two ponds with interesting marginal plantings; boardwalk. GPCAA collections of Sambucus and Acanthus.
Notes 8 Centenary Ave, Macedon 10am-4.30pm $7.00
26-27 Sam Cox: a Personal Perspective in his own garden
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Sam Cox's garden
Extensive Castlemaine slate paving inside and out link the mudbrick house to the Australian native garden and surrounding bushland. A beautiful waterhole, edged with boulders and aquatic plants and fed by a waterway, nestles into the landscape. Look through the house to the waterfall and pond shaded by angophora and lemon-scented gums. Massed plantings of indigenous chrysocephalum, goodenia, correa etc; casuarina forest; vine-covered pergola; chicken house; vegetable garden; alpacas; 9-acre revegetated area with dam and woodland.
EXTRAS: Talks by Sam at 11am & 2pm.
Notes 12 Lorimer Rd, Wattle Glen 10am-4.30pm $8.00
  Janalli Click here
Exceptionally well-designed garden landscaped and planted on a grand scale. A 60-metre rose arbour leads to terraces of massed roses and perennials, and a parkland of exotic species borders landscaped lakes. Glorious autumn foliage. Large formal Japanese garden; Australian plant area; potager, citrus grove, small vineyard and nut walk.
Notes 285 Wagners Rd, Neerim South 10am-4.30pm $8.00
  Picardy Click here
A French Provincial-style rammed earth house and barn are framed by an intricate and extensive garden. Happy combinations of flowers and foliage include billowing beds of perennials and roses. Crabapple and dogwood walks, formal rose garden, sunken herb garden. Orchard with old apple varieties.
Notes 420 Wagners Rd, Neerim South 10am-4.30pm $7.00
Tall Timbers Click here
Tall Timbers
A tranquil retreat where exotic plantings merge seamlessly with the surrounding native forest. Paths lined with ferns and shrubs sheltered by beautiful maples, beeches, ashes and oaks in glorious autumn colour. Landscaped creek and series of large pools linked by cascades. Bush walk.
Homemade jams
Notes 3560 Yarra Junction-Noojee Rd, Piedmont 10am-4.30pm $7.00
May 2014 3-4 Timandra Click here
The landscape designer owner has divided the garden into three distinct zones to successfully deal with the steep site. A charming cottage garden is shaded by native and deciduous species; the sloping middle garden features shade-tolerant plants beneath a dense canopy; and broad lawns host massed beds of natives and exotics.
Notes 82 Windham St, Narrawong 10am-4.30pm $7.00
10-11 Albertine Click here
Stunning young garden featuring beautiful stonework, paving, fountains, two large lily ponds and waterfalls. Roses, irises and lavender fill box-hedged beds, and copses of silver birches soften hard landscaping. Glowing autumn colour from many exotic trees. Animal husbandry area with alpacas, goats, sheep and poultry.
Notes 9 Heather Rd, Gisborne 10am-4.30pm $7.00
Avalon Click here
Formal elements are used unobtrusively in a relaxed parkland garden of deciduous trees, shrubs and perennials. Lovely rose-filled courtyard; white and burgundy 'Iceberg' roses around a golden elm. Oaks, pyrus, claret and golden ashes in glorious autumn colour. Secret garden; crabapple circle; small orchard.
Notes 76 Tweddle Rd, Gisborne South 10am-4.30pm $7.00

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