Woodland Park

Wistow


17 Frampton Road, Wistow

Saturday 02 November 2019
to
Sunday 03 November 2019

10:00 AM
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4:30 PM

Description

 

Set in rolling hills and designed to take advantage of panoramic views over paddocks to the distant town of Mt Barker, Woodland Park is a well-planned and beautifully planted country garden.

A fountain and the trickling sound of water welcome visitors into the garden and on to a spacious lawn bordered with box-edged beds filled with roses and pretty perennials. A pair of eye-catching Sasanqua camellias clipped into domes adds a touch of formality at the top of stone steps down to a lower level. Bordered with more perennials and a selection of grasses, a path leads to a striking sculpture by Tasmanian artist Folko Kooper, perfectly positioned with the huge cypress hedge that shelters the back lawn as its backdrop.

Further along is another well-placed, wow-factor piece by Adelaide’s Manning Sculptures. Several areas in the garden have distinctive planting schemes; a bed jam-packed with hellebores and bulbs is shaded by a majestic old redgum and there is a Japanese-inspired garden with a charming traditional ‘rain chain’. Succulents are scattered throughout and as well there is a large collection in pots, happily prospering in what is a hot corner of the garden.

Two exceptionally beautiful purple wisteria and a soft pink variety provide fragrance as well as flowers. Garden art and several quirky features add interest and there is a five star ‘insect hotel’.

A delightful flower-filled spring garden in an idyllic rural setting!

 

Extra activities: Light lunches; plant sales by Duck Flat Community Garden; sale of sculpture by Manning Sculptures.

Please note there is a small pond.

Size: 0.5 acres

The nominated charity for this garden is the Cancer Care Centre, Unley.

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