Wild Meadows

Little Hartley, NSW, 2790

Wild Meadows

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

Open Garden Dates/Times

FebruarySaturday 20 9:00AM - 4:00PM
MarchSaturday 06 to Sunday 07 9:30AM - 3:30PM
AprilSaturday 24 9:00AM - 4:00PM
MaySaturday 22 9:00AM - 4:00PM
JuneSaturday 19 9:30AM - 3:30AM
JulySaturday 17 9:30AM - 3:30AM

Entry Fee: $15

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 stephenvella70@gmail.com Wedding photos and small ceremonies bookings please email stephenvella70@gmail.comThanksStephen Vella

Warning: Water in the garden

Location & Contact Info

  • 243a Coxs River Rd
  • Little Hartley, NSW, 2790

Note: Street parking out front and at Pippin Place.

Local Climate Zone: 8-9 - Cool Temperate to Alpine

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.

Also open on Sat, 20 February 2021

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Spring displays

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.

Summer Lilliums, Monarda and Alliums

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.

Summer riot.

The meadow displays various flower forms, color and heights in January. With Veronicastrum, Echinacea, Monarda, and Dahlias its a calming color scheme and a delight to see.

Autumn tones.

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

A winter wonderland

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.

Visitor Comments

I visited Wild Meadows yesterday after an absence of a few years and I was blown away how this garden has evolved in such a short time. Colour, form and texture everywhere, such a delight.
Sharyn - November 2020
Today I had the pleasure of attending Stephen's workshop on propagating. I have found his workshops to be an impressive combination of easy to understand theory and hands on experience. His generosity with all his knowledge makes for an inspirational as well as practical time spent in his stunning garden. Not to be missed! Claudia
Claudia - January 2017
The magnitude and beauty of this garden just takes your breath away. What Stephen has done in five years and continuing to do is inspirational . We were unbelievably lucky to be the only people visiting and Stephen took the time to personally walk us around the entire property. ... Stunning.
Liz - November 2015
A charming colourful garden developed with a plantsman's passion. I very much look forward to seeing Steve's vision as it unfolds & blooms, Sharon
Sharon - October 2015
This is a special garden, planting has made a garden full of colourful and picturesque scenes. The owner has a gift for composing colour and texture combinations
Annette - October 2015

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