A countrygarden designed by horticulturist Stephen Vella.This contemporary,naturalistic garden,3 acres of flowery meadows,perennial borders & woodlands that complement each other.This garden is dramatic in its seasonal change and there's always something to see. Spring's blossom trees and rare bulbs start the season. Summers riots of color with Lilies and herbaceous perennials,autumn berries and turning of leaves to winter's russets and beautiful seed heads in the perennials borders and Meadows
|February||Saturday 20||9:00AM - 4:00PM|
|March||Saturday 06 to Sunday 07||9:30AM - 3:30PM|
|April||Saturday 24||9:00AM - 4:00PM|
|May||Saturday 22||9:00AM - 4:00PM|
|June||Saturday 19||9:30AM - 3:30AM|
|July||Saturday 17||9:30AM - 3:30AM|
Come and enjoy the garden. Family picnics on the lawns or just stroll and enjoy the vastness of the garden. Set on 3 acres.Garden bus groups are welcome but please book. Contact me via email firstname.lastname@example.org Wedding photos and small ceremonies bookings please email email@example.comThanksStephen Vella
|Warning: Water in the garden|
Note: Street parking out front and at Pippin Place.
|Summer avg. Max:||24°C||Winter avg. Min:||2°C|
|Avg Frost Days:||57|
|Annual Rainfall avg:||1120mm.||Summer avg.||361mm.|
|No. of rainy days:||51||Winter avg.||199mm.|
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Spring is a mixture of fresh greens and color from bulbs and herbaceous plantings that awaken from winters rest.In a matter of weeks these displays come and go and are followed by others to make the garden that more interesting. Here Siberian Iris and purple Hesperis intermingle with other and dominate the meadows.
The herbaceous displays reach their peak in December and the color and aromatic smells carry through the garden. The garden is buzzing literally with bees and butterflies looking for nectar where Lilliums,Salvias,Monarda, Agastache and Dahlias to mention a few take center stage.
There's plenty of Autumn interest in this garden. The Crab apples, Maples, and Pears display changing colors in their leaves to reds, oranges and yellows. Berries hang on Viburnums and Callicarpa in red and purple. The dwarf conifers of Picea and Abies are very structural and give green backing to herbaceous plantings that stands tall with displays of Asters fluffy seed heads, russet tones in Sedums and Miscanthus, Veronicastrums tall spikes, Monarda with their tight seed heads and this carries the display through to winter. The small bird life particularly Blue wrens are very noticeable as they feed on seeds and berries and any bugs
It truly is a sight to see snow falling in the valley of Hartley. This garden looks beautiful in the snow. The garden structure truley shows and the herbaceous meadows are designed and held back from cutting down for this one off natural wonder of snow fall. The picture shows a Cornus (dogwood) tracery with remnants of Miscanthus and Eupatorium seedheads holding the powder snow.
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