Coucals Garden

Mount Crosby, QLD, 4306

Coucals Garden

The four acre garden at Coucals is a hillside bush garden which has been landscaped using a local sandstone to retain imported soil and mulch. Exotic plants from temperate, tropical and sub-tropical climes have been integrated with the native gums and smaller trees. A variety of gardens at different levels have been created to display the huge variety of plants forming garden rooms which are linked by meandering paths. The borders, ponds and terraces are flanked by huge native trees.

Open Garden Dates/Times

Saturday, 11 September 2021 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Sunday, 12 September 2021 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Entry Fee: $10

Coucals will hold an Open Garden in aid of the Australian Red Cross (Ipswich Branch) and Roderick Street Community Kindergarten. Covid 19 conditions apply. Devonshire teas will be available for purchase. Seating is on the verandah and patio adjoining the Wisteria/Orchid courtyard, which overlooks the gardens. You may bring a picnic and picnic rug. Plants will be available for purchase from various vendors at reasonable prices. Orchids from Jan's collection will be for sale.

Warning: Water in the garden, Uneven surfaces, Steep slopes

Location & Contact Info

  • 8 Belah Street
  • Mount Crosby, QLD, 4306

Note: Parking is on the street on open garden days. There are 5 car park spaces reserved for people with mobility problems at the bottom of the drive.

Local Climate Zone: 11B - Tropical

Summer avg. Max: 30°C Winter avg. Min: 8°C
Avg Frost Days:3
Annual Rainfall avg: 1029mm. Summer avg. 384mm.
No. of rainy days: 45 Winter avg. 151mm.

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