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Golden Plains Open Garden Weekend


When:  Weekend of October 29th & 30th 2016
Cost:  $5 per person/garden, children under 18 free.
Time:  from 10am to 4pm
All gate takings are for the Inverleigh CFA to contribute to their new fire truck.  All enquiries call Ian Nash on 0414 986 232


GARDEN 1: "Briar Hill" 21 Sutherland Street Teesdale - Ian Nash
Drought tolerant planting are the hallmarks of a interesting garden which has successfully met the challenges of Teesdale soil and low rainfall. Plantings of Australian natives formally and informally mixed with a large range of succulents with sculptural and ornamental iron work throughout the garden. A productive veggie garden and a large variety of rare breed poultry this makes this an eco friendly garden.

GARDEN 2: "Hidden Gully" 17 Willis Street Teesdale - Murray & Ana White
A combination of natives and selected exotics provide rolling vistas at hidden gully. Undulating pathways meander through collections of buddleias and lilacs, white salvias and pentstemons splash colour across the spread. Deeper into the gully red gums she oaks and cup gums shelter an understory of bottlebrush, correas and grevilleas. Water features add an additional dimension to the garden, with everything including the orchard and veggie patch being irrigated by tank water only. The integral photography gallery showcases landscapes from across Australia.


GARDEN 3: "Artrocks" 199 Teesdale Road Inverleigh - Ade &   Bronte
The garden at Artrocks exhibits exotics, cacti and natives in a informal hilltop setting. The garden continues to evolve and be developed by Ade & Bronte. 

Ade an artist has inspired many of the design elements and the body of sculptures add significantly to the garden, together with Bronte’s passion for the environment and landscape, their skills are entwined throughout the gardens. 

Ade’s hand crafted artwork includes beautifully crafted ceramic head on pedestals which are featured throughout the front garden creating unique and dramatic settings. Dry stone walls built from local stone will also capture your attention as you wander throughout the garden. The garden has many great views including vistas of the Otway's ranges, seats provide many restful spots to contemplate ones thoughts.

Your visit to Artrocks can include tea and coffee served from the coffee house