Picardy Garden

Neerim South, VIC, 3831

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A romantic garden designed by Marian and Bryce Somes to complement a French style rammed earth home, mud brick barn, dovecote and palais de poulet. Parterre beds in the front of the house are crammed with roses,perennials and annuals. Crab apple and dogwood walks lead to rambling gardens and old fashion roses. A herb garden, small vegetable garden, orchard and olive grove complete the picture. Signed copies of Marian's book 'Picardy' tracing the garden history will be available.

Open Garden Dates/Times

Last open November 2018 Check later for future dates
Warning: Water in the garden

Location & Contact Info

  • Neerim South, VIC, 3831

Local Climate Zone: 9 - Cool Temperate

Summer avg. Max: 24°C Winter avg. Min: 3°C
Avg Frost Days:22
 
Annual Rainfall avg: 1104mm. Summer avg. 221mm.
No. of rainy days: 74 Winter avg. 304mm.

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Picardy by Marian Somes signed copies available

'Picardy' an Australian garden inspired by a passion for all things French  More Info »

Complimentary tea/coffee available

Relax end enjoy tea/coffee in the barn or garden

Dovecote and Climbing Rose Desprez a Fleur Jaune

Over 120 Varieties of old fashioned and vintage roses are throughout the garden

Rammed earth construction

House constructed from local dirt. Based on French style cottage with french doors opening into surrounding garden

Garden Plan

Property consists of 26 acres with a 6 acres allocated to home and garden

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