ElderHood House

Pt Lincoln

12 Prospect Road, Pt Lincoln

Saturday 12 October 2019
Sunday 13 October 2019

10:00 AM
4:30 PM



Wrought iron gates open onto the driveway of ElderHood House, built in 1906 of local Duck Pond stone and named for the original owners of the property.

The large sloping block with views of Boston Bay, the town jetty and beyond has been terraced and the garden created on three different levels. From the driveway a few steps lead down to a bridge over a dry creek bed, to a lawn with a native frangipani as its centre-piece, and on to the house.

A lovely collection of hanging epiphyllums and ferns with a leafy living carpet of violets below flourishes in the shade house.

Close by, a pretty little fairy garden and more ferns and hellebores are shaded by a huge old peppercorn tree, its long graceful foliage cascading down to the level below. The steps down are covered with an arch draped with a banksia rose and lead to a long lawn and garden beds planted with succulents, grasses, salvias and osteospermum.

A fire pit sits on a circle of salvaged old red bricks and a number of quirky objects add a touch of whimsy. A spacious timber deck that extends the entire length of the house is a peaceful, relaxing place to sit and enjoy refreshments al fresco style while looking out over the garden and the wonderful views beyond.


Size: .75 acres.

The chosen charity for this garden is RSL.

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