Crooked Corner, NSW, 2583

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Join us at our open day and explore the five acres of garden designed by acclaimed landscape designer Edna Walling. Markdale is said to be one of the most intact examples of her garden design in New South Wales. As well as being a property with great historical value, Markdale is renowned for its international association with the game of Polo and agricultural merits. Don't miss this opportunity to discover one of the great Australian country gardens and learn about its' rich history.

Open Garden Dates/Times

Saturday, 19 October 2019 10:00AM - 4:00PM

Entry Fee: $5

Children under 12 free

Warning: Uneven surfaces

Location & Contact Info

  • 452 Mulgowrie Road
  • Crooked Corner, NSW, 2583

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

Summer avg. Max: 27°C Winter avg. Min: 1°C
Avg Frost Days:86
Annual Rainfall avg: 813mm. Summer avg. 190mm.
No. of rainy days: 46 Winter avg. 215mm.

Also open on Sat, 19 October 2019

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Garden Guide

A great Australian country garden

Markdale's garden is acknowledged as one of the great country gardens of Australia. It was started in the 1920's and redesigned in 1949 by the pioneer of Australian landscape gardening Edna Walling.

Spanning 5 acres, it has been featured in many books and magazines over the years and is synonymous with Walling's signature design - blending native plants and exotics, thyme lawns, informal garden pool, hand built paths, and integrating the house with a serene yet untamed garden.

Markdale's garden features a pergola of blue and white wisteria, stunning golden and weeping elms, a profusion of roses, stone-walled garden and a sweeping lawn down to a small lake.

Walling was determined to use the glor ...

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