- Australia - New South Wales
- Enjoy 8 private gardens open over the weekend of 8-9 October in Robertson in the scenic Southern Highlands of NSW, an easy 1:45 hour drive from Sydney. Robertson Open Gardens range from smaller town gardens to large country gardens and feature beautiful spring flowering trees, azaleas, perennials and bulbs, sculpture, vistas, as well as ponds and lakes in both formal and informal gardens. There are also large productive vegetable gardens. Gardens are open 9.30am to 4pm both days.
Robertson Open Gardens
Garden owners in Robertson in the NSW Southern Highlands are opening 8 private gardens in the peak of spring, set among rolling hills and beautiful country scenery. Gardens range from smaller town gardens to large country estates.
All gardens are open 9.30am to 4pm on both days, and tickets are on sale at all gardens.
Robertson Open Gardens 2016 includes:
Five acre garden featuring clipped hedges and shrubs delineating garden rooms filled with flowering perennials and shrubs, a waterfall and pond, archway of cherry laurel, and peaceful memorial garden enclosed by high hedges.
Names for its arrival avenue of linden trees, and designed by Peter Fudge, Linden Brae is a series of formal garden rooms featuring clipped hedges and shrubs, buxus parterre, silver pear allée, avenue of pleached crab apples, roses, potager garden and sweeping lawns. Many areas of the garden have spectacular vistas of the surrounding countryside.
Two acres of garden surround this fantasy castle-style home. The garden includes mature deciduous trees, conifers, flowering shrubs, perennials and annuals and formal front garden with central fountain.
A large country garden that combines remnant Illawarra rainforest with newer exotic plantings. Garden areas are defined by clipped conifer and box hedges and filled with flowering trees and shrubs such as weeping cherries, roses, white waratah, hydrangea, camellia and rhododendron.
Surrounded by beautiful views to to Carrington Falls and Buddaroo National Park, Lynwood Farm featuring beautifully-made drystone walls (from locally collected rock) that create level terraces in the sloping garden. The garden features clipped hedges, espaliered apple trees, terrace filled with David Austin roses, tree peonies, linden and hornbeam walks and fruit orchard.
Covering 3 acres, Linden Park has a wide variety of interesting plants, including a wollemi pine thriving among rainforest trees. Featuring clipped shrubs and hedges creating garden areas and framing views to the surrounding countryside, Linden Park has many mature specimen trees such as birch, maples and sassafras as well as a vegetable and herb garden. Flowering shrubs like camellia, roses, and proteas are supplemented by many other perennials and flowering climbers like the wisteria-covered pergola. A large orchard is completely protected within a huge cage.
The Willows has many mature trees, planted both for the spring flowers, like cherries, crabapples and Davidia as well as colourful maples. A large Japanese-style conifer bed shows off a range form and foliage colours and there is also a significant bonsai collection, orchids and tuberous begonias. There are plants for sale and a horticulturist to answer your plant and gardening questions.
A pretty 4 acre garden surrounds the house on this large farm, featuring carefully-shaped conifers and shrubs and a wide variety of foliage colour and texture. Vegetable garden, flowering rhododendrons, camellias and roses, summer house and small lake.
And there’s more!
There will be art work on display from our local artists, and stop and buy plants at the Robertson Garden Club’s large plant stall.
Over the weekend there are many attractions to be seen in Robertson. Browse the local galleries, antique shops and visit The Old Cheese Factory’s large collectable stalls. Have coffee at the local cafes and pop into Robertson Village Woodworks. Check out the local market on Sunday. Picnic among the beautiful waratahs at the Heritage Railway Station where the Fettlers Shed will have an art exhibition and the museum will be open. Visit Robertson’s Nature reserve where you can wander through remnants of Yarrawa brush and rainforest.
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Tickets are valid over both days:
$5 single garden
$20 all gardens
Tickets can be purchased at the CTC in Robertson (main road - Illawarra Highway) as well as in each garden