85 Winbourne Road, Hazelbrook
(courtesy Ken and Jan Goodlet)
Set on an eastern slope, ‘Dayspring’ is an excellent example of applied permaculture. It uses minimal water (most of which is tank or grey water) while still achieving good productivity. This large garden exhibits an abundance of vegetables and flowers with winding paths that meander past ponds and many species of fruit and nut trees to a gentle bushland waterfall.
2. ‘Hazel Cottage’
10 Hazelbrook Pde, Hazelbrook
(courtesy Denise MacGregor Fraser and Ken Houghton)
Presented for the first time, natives, roses and a ‘borrowed’ blossom tree greet visitors. Explore the recently established back garden rooms containing a mixture of exotics & perennials – a lilac & lavender octagon, a hedge hiding a circle garden, an arbour, clematis arches, a vegie patch, with a gazebo to rest in.
1 Forbes Rd, Hazelbrook
(courtesy Avis & Bill McLeary)
An established cottage garden with rock walls and stone pathways that meander down past ponds and fountains. Skilful craftsmanship and the creative use of recycled timber for ornamentation and building has created an interesting and delightful back garden.
4. ‘Padda Kloof’
54 Pimelea Drive, Woodford
(courtesy Donna and John Cooper)
A newly established terraced woodland garden featuring camellias, rhododendrons, azaleas, gardenias and orchids. Gently sloping paths meander past cascading waterfalls, frog ponds and rocky outcrops.
5. ‘Lilly Pilly Garden and Studio’
13 Appian Way, Woodford
(courtesy Tina Frost Clayton and John Clayton)
Originally planted in the 1970’s and opening for the first time, Lilly Pilly Garden and Studio is a small garden redesigned by Arthur Lathouris in 2011. The garden is a work in progress honouring many of the original plants whilst adding low maintenance garden paths and plantings.
Christina creates art here, and garden inspired original artworks, prints and greeting cards will be exhibited and on sale with 20% commission donated to Hazelbrook Public School.
Wander across the driveway to
17 Appian Way, Woodford
(courtesy Karen and Rob Edwards)
Also opening for the first time, a small garden that continues to evolve over time. Mature deciduous trees under planted with ferns, hydrangeas, camellias, azaleas, and a variety of shrubs provide colour, definition and quiet peaceful areas to sit, relax and enjoy. Recycled brick paths meander through the garden where friends, family and especially children enjoy the trek to the “Cubby”.
6. ‘Balangara’ (Aboriginal for Lyre Bird)
9 Old Bathurst Road, Woodford
(courtesy Leanne and Sean Clayton)
A Sorensen inspired garden including water features, dry stone walls and a blending of native and exotic garden. The abundant local sandstone has been used to create paths, borders and terraces to optimise and complement the aspect and views over the national park to the city. Many mature trees including Japanese maples, rhododendrons, cherries and camellias create a backdrop for a profusion of azaleas. Beyond the Edna Walling inspired cottage is the productive corner of the garden where you can sit and enjoy the sights and sounds of the odd lyre bird.
71 Bedford Road, Woodford
(courtesy Jo Gardiner and Brian Kirkby )
“Tanglewood” features an impressive display of well-established weeping maples, camellias and ferns with pathways that meander down past ponds and ancient bush rocks. The contemporary house reflects the stylish lines and graceful curves of the garden.
8. ‘Sunstone Lodge’
30 Taylor Road, Woodford
(courtesy Deirdre & Ian Harman)
A large country garden with stone paths, steps and retaining walls. Established in 1949 by Sydney publisher Alfred Crewe Parsons and known locally as the “Russian Spy House”, the garden has continued to develop with each new owner over 60 years. Features include an orchard, vegetable garden, spring bulbs, woodland iris, wisteria and the original glasshouse. Extensive hedges and sweeping lawns with views to Sydney.
Tea, coffee and biscuits are available with a gold coin donation. You may bring a picnic lunch to have in the grounds of this garden.