Marangy

Benalla, VIC, 3672

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Set in picturesque rural surrounds, Marangy features beautiful mature elms with lawn area, walled vegetable garden and extensive low water-use gravel plantings with agaves, yuccas and perennials. The garden extends to local indigenous and other native plantings, wetlands and olive grove.

Open Garden Dates/Times

Saturday, 09 November 2019 10:00AM - 4:30PM
Sunday, 10 November 2019 10:00AM - 4:30PM

Entry Fee: $10

Adults $10. Concession $8 (pension or health care card), children accompanying parents free.
Delicious morning and afternoon teas available.
Afternoon entertainment by the Benalla Guitar Ensemble and Benalla Guitar Trio - 2pm-4pm.
All proceeds to Benalla's Tomorrow Today Foundation.

Warning: Water in the garden

Location & Contact Info

  • 45 Standish Lane
  • Benalla, VIC, 3672

Local Climate Zone: 11B - Arid

Summer avg. Max: 30°C Winter avg. Min: 3°C
Avg Frost Days:42
 
Annual Rainfall avg: 669mm. Summer avg. 123mm.
No. of rainy days: 44 Winter avg. 208mm.

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A garden of many rooms

A magnificent Golden Elm and discreet area of lawn to the west of the house provide a cool oasis during summer. The veggie garden is protected by a semicircular brick wall, providing a formal courtyard feel, and the pool is similarly protected from southerly winds by a rectangular extension of the wall. Sweeping around the house is an extensive gravel garden that takes in mature trees and a range of plantings. Two large mulched garden beds make use of the recycled household wastewater. Beyond this the garden extends to naturalised wetlands and olive grove with beautiful views to the surrounding countryside.

Hardy plant selection

Plants that cope with both frosts and long hot summers, ideally with limited watering, are featured in the garden.
Numerous different agaves thrive in the gravel planting, along with yuccas, grasses, herbs and perennials.
Grass trees grown from tube stock are now mature and in flower.

Shared with the wildlife

From plantings around the dam to revegetation as part of the Regent Honeyeater Project, the local wildlife is encouraged as much as possible.

Supporting our community

All proceeds from the Open Garden will support Tomorrow Today Foundation.
Tomorrow Today is Benalla & district's local, independent, community foundation. It has a particular focus on education.
Working with families, schools and the community, the Foundation supports children from birth to career to help them achieve their individual potential.  More Info »

A great time to visit Benalla

The 2019 Benalla Festival is in full swing 2-10 November with a great range of events and activities. See below for more info.

Spring is always a wonderful time to visit Benalla. The Botanical Gardens, Lake Walk and Winton Wetlands are at their best. And the Ceramic Mural, Benalla Art Gallery, Museum and Street Art provide something for everyone.  More Info »

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