Foggy Dew

Leura, NSW, 2780

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We bought this 1 acre property 8 years ago & have worked all that time on the garden & have done very little to the cottage, but this summer the renovation will begin. If you came to our last year's opening you will see we have been busy over winter & have completed the south west (Front Boundary) of the garden where we had the huge old tree with a big split removed. We have also extended the rockery, added stepping stones to the Laburnum walk & made the old small fish pond into a bog garden.

Open Garden Dates/Times

Last open November 2017 Check later for future dates
Warning: Water in the garden, Uneven surfaces, Trip hazards, Not Suitable for children

Location & Contact Info

  • Leura, NSW, 2780

Local Climate Zone: 9 - Cool Temperate

Summer avg. Max: 25°C Winter avg. Min: 3°C
Avg Frost Days:43
 
Annual Rainfall avg: 1269mm. Summer avg. 402mm.
No. of rainy days: 53 Winter avg. 216mm.

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Garden Guide

We purchased 'Foggy Dew' 8 years ago as we fell in love with the old 1920's Arts & crafts cottage & neglected garden. It had many of the big trees for the shade that we needed for our perennial collection that were sitting in pots just 'Waiting' de ...

Down the Garden Path

Walk down the winding path through the sunny perennial garden which leads to a woodland area with rare South African Haemanthus & Scadoxus. Also present are some of the many Terrestrial Orchids imported for our collection over the past few years.

Areas of the Garden

Sit by the pond full of water iris, pond lilies & happy fish, listen to the frogs & watch the dragon flies hovering.

Flowers in the Garden

Beautiful Eremurus also known as Foxtail Lilies grow here happily with Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' & variegated Euphorbia. Followed later by Papaver orientalis, Penstemons & Rudbeckia's.  More Info »

Garden Club Tours

We are now accepting garden club bookings for guided tours for 2017/2018. To arrange a tour please contact us via our email

saleslynnsrareplants.com.au or Ph. (02) 4784 3101  More Info »

Terrestrial Orchids

We have imported many of these orchids over the last 16 years from all over the world & as soon as they are out of quarantine we plant them directly into out well drained, open garden soil in the woodland. We have many different ones & they will be in flower from October through November for the Spring open garden.  More Info »

Visitor Comments

 I would like to thank you so much for opening your wonderful garden. We felt so privileged to have been able to spend so much time investigating your outstanding collection of rare plants in such a magnificently landscaped setting. It is a credit to you both . We saw plants which we have only ever read about,plus many new ones as well. Our purchases from your collection were a great talking point on the way home . Our trip was a horticultural delight indeed--worth the long drive from Toowoomba
Marjorie - December 2016
What a wonderful treat to visit Foggy Dew open garden today..We loved everything about it; the cold climate planting with such interesting plants,beautiful structures,water features and enthusiastic, friendly and knowledgeable owners.Do visit if you have the opportunity.
Susan - October 2016
Foggy Dew is full of rare and unusual plants, and the most beautiful structures that have been used to enhance the plantings. The pond is stunning and the garden is full of all the plants that you would expect to see in a special cold climate garden. Celeste
Celeste - February 2016

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