Picardy Garden

Neerim South, VIC, 3831

Picardy Garden

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

Sunday, 31 October 2021 10:00AM - 4:00PM

Entry Fee: $10

Children under 16 enter free

Warning: Water in the garden

Location & Contact Info

  • 420 Wagner Rd
  • Neerim South, VIC, 3831

Note: Wagner road commences Neerim South between hotel and hardware store. Follow signs to parking area, close to garden entry. Approx 80 minute drive from Melbourne

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.

Also open on Sun, 31 October 2021

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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 »

Rustic Mud brick Barn

Relax and enjoy the barn and 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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