Little Hartley, NSW, 2790


Hartvale is a 'paint box' garden nestled on five acres at the base of Mt York with stunning valley & escarpment views. Predominantly cottage gardens filled with lavender, penstemons, salvias, roses and dahlias, the grounds also feature a Potager garden, hothouse, walled garden and art studio. Designed by a builder and an artist, the gardens are all about vivid splashes of colour, movement and joy. The beautiful Hartvale Cottage is available for accommodation. www.hartvalecottage.com.au

Open Garden Dates/Times

Saturday, 09 March 2024 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Sunday, 10 March 2024 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Saturday, 16 March 2024 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Sunday, 17 March 2024 10:00AM - 4:00PM

Entry Fee: $12

Children under 16 free
Tea and coffee available
Picnics are welcome

Warning: Water in the garden, Uneven surfaces, Not accessible for wheel chairs

Location & Contact Info

  • 49 Sunray Avenue
  • Little Hartley, NSW, 2790

Note: Please park outside the property

Local Climate Zone: 8-9 - Cool Temperate to Alpine

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.

Also open on Sat, 09 March 2024

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Five fabulous and colourful gardens all located in the beautiful Hartley Valley

The brainchild of Horticulturist, ...

The Views

Hartvale is nestled under Mount York with stunning cliff face views to the East and gorgeous views over the valley to Mount Clarence to the North. It is a constantly changing view due to cloud formations and the various seasons.

Colourful Gardens

These gardens are best from October through to late April. Poppies - that reappear like friends every year- combine with lavender, pink opium poppies and irises. Autumn is a beautifully colourful time when Dahlias, penstemons and Salvias take centre stage.

Art Studio & Garden

Nestled in the garden is the art studio where artworks by Jennifer Edwards are often for sale along with cards and prints.
see Instagram art_by_jen_edwards


The hothouse is used to grow broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower in Winter, tomatoes in Spring and Summer, and to raise the seeds for the Potager garden (zuccinni, cucumbers, corn and tomatoes) for Spring planting.

'Hartvale Cottage'

Nestled within the five acre grounds of Hartvale Gardens, is Hartvale Cottage - a luxury get-away for two adults. This charming barn-style cottage features a massive picture window framing gorgeous mountain and valley vistas and two lovely verandas on which to relax with a cup of tea.
The living room has a combustion wood fire, comfy chairs, smart TV, & reverse cycle aircon, there is a full, eat in kitchen, sumptuous King sized bed, and a bathroom with soaker bath. For bookings or more information please call Jennifer on 0404 531 555.
(Please note bookings are minimum 2 nights)  More Info »

Visitor Comments

I just adored this garden!The choice of colourful cottage plants, their arrangement, just the right amount of beds perfectly positioned.A very talented gardener!
Kerrie - October 2023
We loved seeing this amazing shed/house on BH&G . Loved it all . Thank you to the beautiful owners for allowing the public to share their life accomplishments .
Helen - April 2021
Visited this beautiful garden in the last weekend of February, it was such a delightful garden to wander in and is a real credit to its creators. You can definitely see the artist hand at work in the placement of the plants and how the gardens related to the buildings. Another highlight was the fantastic artwork. The garden looks so established it is amazing to hear that it is only three years old. Definitely worth a visit
Lynne - March 2021
A lovely drive from Sydney on a Sunday and what a delight it was to see this new garden in Little Hartley. There was so much to see around every corner and the views were breathtaking. Colour was everywhere and a real delight and the owners building talents were outstanding and added extra charm. I look forward to visiting this garden again and seeing it grow and change.
Sharyn - March 2021
Visited this amazing garden today and was surprised to see how much work was done in such a short time. All the garden beds were absolutely full of incredible colours ,textures and a fantastic variety of plants. Well done to the both you for such an interesting visit and thankyou for sharing it with us. Jennifers artwork is amazing also.Chris and Tony Y.
Christine - February 2021

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