Highfield gardens is a new garden created by David Kennedy of 'clover Hill' garden in Katoomba. 'Highfields' has captured the attention of the horticultural world already being included in the new book by Claire Takacs 'Australian Dreamscapes' and featuring on the front cover. This large garden is still under construction. Stage one includes 'The Dry Garden' Prairie garden, Birch Grove, Rock garden/Water garden, The long border (AKA Barry Manilow border) and the single coloured borders.
|Last open December 2019||Check later for future dates|
children under 16 free.
All children must be supervised by an adult at all times. Unattended children maybe asked to leave with parents or carers. Sorry but this is for safety reasons for everyone,we wish all to be safe.
Pensioner discount $12.
Bus groups of over 25 people receive a group discount with a guided tour included.
We have various packages available for groups.
|Warning: Water in the garden, Uneven surfaces, Not Suitable for children|
|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.|
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Distances are approximate. When planning your trip please check open times etc by following links to National Public Toilet Map.
The gardens are just under 5 years old. stone walls, ponds and rock garden have been made. thousands and thosands of plants have been planted to make this large garden.
Soil is silt with a clay underlay. hot summers and very cold winters.
The dry garden is at it's peak from early November till early December. this part of the garden features plants from the drier parts of the world. Varbascums, Verbena, bulbs and many other unusual plants. More Info »
The prairie garden is full of thousands of plants to make up this style of planting. More Info »
The rock and water garden is split over two levels. There are two ponds a top and lower pond. many Peonies, maples, conifers and rare bulbs and alpine plants are found here.
Peonies are at there best in late October/early November.
The long Border, AKA the Barry Manilow Border, is a garden border full of colour made up of annuals, bulbs, perennials, shrubs, roses and grasses to make a very colorful part of the garden.
This is an all season border. The Dahlias and Cannas take centre stage in late summer.
The roses and annuals are best in spring.
The single coloured borders are a experiment with colour.
We are using a main colour, eg. pink then adding a back up colour like plum.
We are experimenting with blue, red, orange, apricot, peach and yellow and of course plum! More Info »
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