Gairloch Garden

Oberon, NSW, 2787

Gairloch Garden

Gairloch Garden is a cold climate garden that is presented as a series of themed areas. This is achieved with the extensive use of hedging and timber and masonry trellises. Water is featured in many parts of the garden.Other features include a croquet lawn, mirrors, garden chess, walk-through fernery, sunken garden, metal garden art, fireplace and a variety of terracing.Animals provide an added interest in the garden with a number of avairies, several breds of poultry, and 3 very friendly dogs

Open Garden Dates/Times

Friday, 02 April 2021 9:30AM - 4:30PM
Saturday, 03 April 2021 9:30AM - 4:30PM
Sunday, 04 April 2021 9:30AM - 4:30PM
Monday, 05 April 2021 9:30AM - 4:30PM

Entry Fee: $5

Children accompanying parents free

Warning: Water in the garden

Location & Contact Info

  • 27 Blenheim Ave.
  • Oberon, NSW, 2787

Note: Blenheim Ave is the first street on the right as you enter Oberon on the Sydney Rd, or conversely the last street on the left as you leave Oberon on the Sydney Rd. There is plenty of street parking.

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

Summer avg. Max: 28°C Winter avg. Min: 2°C
Avg Frost Days:54
Annual Rainfall avg: 797mm. Summer avg. 236mm.
No. of rainy days: 50 Winter avg. 135mm.

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Better Homes and Gardens 2015
Central West Lifestyle 2016

Garden Guide

Gairloch Garden is centred on structures and thematic 'rooms'. The design has focused on levelling and terracing various areas of our gently sloping block/s. This has included a croquet lawn, water courses/river, partitioning using a variety of techn ...

Water Features

Numerous water features exist in the garden and provide a sense of movement and sound in the garden. Features include a high flow river and meandering stream, water blade, wine barrel, overflowing buckets, dripping chain and water curtain.

Mirror Features

Two mirror features provide increased depth and perspective to the garden.

Games Areas

Recreational areas within the garden include garden chess and a croquet lawn.

Autumn Colours

Autumn is a magical time in the garden with the changing colours of numerous japanese maples, ornamental grape, boston ivy, and the claret and golden ashes.
Spring is equally as colourful with masses of Alpine Phlox in October together with numerous blossom trees, including a thirty year old Mt. Fuji cherry tree and white flowering May (spirea) hedges.


The garden is divided into many 'rooms' with timber trellises, masonry walls and hedges.

Visitor Comments

What an amazing garden and the owners are delightful. I could have spent the day here it was so welcoming and full of delightful plants and great ideas.
Sharyn - October 2019
We visited this lovely garden today in its Autumnal colours! It is inspiring, beautifully designed, created and maintained! Full of surprises around every corner, a pleasure to visit, we look forward to returning in Spring. Thank you Meg & Peter for opening your special place. It is a credit to you both and your teamwork! Annette & Peter
Annette - April 2019
This garden is absolutely amazing, every nook & cranny is packed with beautiful surprises, Meg & Peter are certainly a very creative couple' the garden is a credit to you both. Thank you for shareing it with us. Tony & Chris - April 2017
Christine - April 2017
The very best small garden I have ever seen. I return each year to again be delighted by it. Congratulations to the owners who created such a paradise. Ventry.
Anthea - October 2016
Exceptional , magnificent, well constructed garden
Brenda - November 2015

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