Dalblair Rose Gardens and Japanese Ornamental Garden

Seville, VIC, 3139

Dalblair Rose Gardens and Japanese Ornamental Garden

30 acre property with a fairyland of established gardens connected by winding pathways and inter-planting of salvias and other sun-loving plants. There are magnificent rose beds combining David Austin and Delbard roses with species roses, woodland gardens, an orchard and herb gardens. A special feature is a stone labyrinth called Araluen, an Aboriginal word for Place of Water. The labyrinth offers a place of tranquility, peace and healing, and a quiet walk to finish your visit.

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Entry Fee: $8

Proceeds to Country Fire Authority at Seville and Wandin
Under 18 free if accompanied by an adult
Age pensioners $5
Disability pensioners $5
Dogs must be on a leash
Devonshire tea, light meals, sausage sizzle
Feed alpacas, pekins, silkies

Location & Contact Info

  • Seville, VIC, 3139

Note: Located on a working farm within 2 minutes of Seville Village. Turn off the Seville-Monbulk Road into Ducks Lane. Continue until you come to Dalblair on your left on top of the first hill.

Local Climate Zone: 10 - Mediteranean

Summer avg. Max: 25°C Winter avg. Min: 5°C
Avg Frost Days:13
 
Annual Rainfall avg: 1081mm. Summer avg. 199mm.
No. of rainy days: 58 Winter avg. 313mm.

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Garden Guide

This 30-acre property has established gardens connected by winding pathways and inter-plantings of salvias and other sun-loving plants. Meandering paths link expansive beds of shrubs and perennials.

The large rose garden with magnificent rose be ...

Wildlife

See king parrots, rose-breasted cockatoos, rainbow lorikeets, rosellas, waterhens, green tree frogs and other Australian native wildlife.

29.2 acre farm with stunning views of the Yarra Valley and the mountain ranges. Part of the original Myrtle Farm established by Thomas Duck on what is now adjoining land in a Crown allotment 1875 and on the land which includes Dalblair in a Crown allotment in 1884.

Rose Garden

The large rose garden with magnificent rose beds combines David Austin and Delbard roses with species roses.

Japanese Ornamental Rock Garden

The Japanese ornamental rock garden has two fish ponds with Japanese goldfish, native frogs, rocks, buddha statuette, shaded seating to sit and rest and a landscape feature created by Antje Bauer which she entitled 'Water, Sand, Land'. Plants include glow wattle, banksia (petioaris and giant candles), austromyrthus pulcis, cobalt mound, kuranga cascade, hemindra pungens, blue lechenaultia, and other Australian native flora.

A special feature of the ornamental rock garden is a stone labyrinth called 'Araluen', a word in the Woiwurrung language meaning 'place of water.'

A female elder of one of the Wurundjeri peoples visited the garden and wrote this: 'This place - ARALUEN - has been held in safekeeping by the Spirit Keepers of the Wurundjeri nations. It holds secret knowledge and the sacred energy of our people and their healers. It is a place of great significance to Indigenous culture and should be honoured by all those who enter the space.

'We, the Spirit Keepers, recognise this ancient healing spiral, which comes from the stars, and allow it its place at the centre of our healing lines. Walk it with connection to the land below and the sky above and with patience in your hearts.'

The labyrinth offers a place of tranquillity, peace and healing, and a quiet walk to finish your visit.

Woodland Garden

The woodland garden contains numerous woodland plantings. The trees include oak, elm, beech, weeping willow, wattle, maple, pine, palm and eucalyptus.

Fruit Garden

The fruit garden features mandarin, sweet orange, dessert plums, lemons and other fruit trees.

Percy the peacock wanders through the gardens all day. See him drinking from the fish ponds.

See a black alpaca, a white alpaca, a small Torwen Badger Face Welsh Mountain ram, Suffolk lambs, thoroughbred horses, silkies, pekins, dorkings and many others on this 30 acre farm.

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