6 Branch Road, Stirling

Saturday 12 October 2019
Sunday 13 October 2019

10:00 AM
4:30 PM



The garden dates from the 1850s when the Halliday family established a market garden and grew prize winning produce in the fertile valley. The old chimney of their original stone cottage can be seen at the rear of the garden where it backs onto Woorabinda Reserve, once part of the property.

The current owners have been caring for the garden, now two acres in size, for more than 53 years. It includes majestic old trees, including golden and claret ash, silver birches, English oaks, poplars and a sycamore. Some are up to 150 years old. In spring meandering pathways, stone walls and terraces are bordered with the dazzling hues of flowering azaleas, rhododendrons, camellia hedges and other exotic species that thrive under the tall trees.

To complement the environment and provide habitat for wildlife, many native species including ferns, grasses, eucalypts and banksias have been added with one very large Banksia marginata taking centre stage in the garden. This planting has encouraged local birdlife and more than 50 different species have been recorded in recent times! A productive garden includes vegetables, fruit trees, and berry fruits. Moralana is watered by a bore, rainwater tanks and recycled water with mains water seldom used.

A lovely, gracious old Hills garden with an interesting history!


Extra activities: Talks at 2pm each day on birds of the central Hills area by a very experienced local bird watcher; and garden plants to improve habitat for them. 

Please note: there are two unfenced ponds - parental supervision is required. The property is off Milan Tce Stirling – please note right hand turn blind corner when coming from Stirling.

Size: 2 acres; 0.8 ha.

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