Upper Sturt

2 Parkgate Place, Upper Sturt

Saturday 18 April 2020
Sunday 19 April 2020

10:00 AM
4:30 PM



Windspiel is a garden brimming with inspiration!

Below the house, beautifully crafted stone walls have been cleverly used to transform the sloping hillside into a series of terraces linked with a criss-crossing network of paths and steps. Deciduous trees chosen for their spectacular show of autumn colour create a shady glade-like feel in warmer months but in winter allow sun to the garden and sitting areas below. On each level garden beds are richly planted with a diverse range of grasses, ground covers, perennials and shrubs, chosen not only for their flowers but also for the interesting shapes and textures of their foliage.

A dry stony creek bed bordered with lime green Lomandra takes winter rainwater down to the bottom of the garden where it falls into a pretty rock edged pond. Nearby are several terraced beds of organically grown vegetables, dwarf fruit trees and a wonderfully whimsical children’s tree house.  An ornate wrought iron gazebo covered with clematis is one of several sitting spots in the garden.

Above the house the garden is very different: informal in design, it is planted with a mix of summer dry exotics and Australian native plants. The recent loss of a large tree necessitated changes and another dry creek bed was constructed to distribute water run off through the area. New plantings have included succulents, grasses and plants indigenous to the locality. Recently to the delight of the owners, several native species including orchids have appeared!

Windspiel is well planned and planted, imaginative and meticulously maintained!


Extra activities: Plant sale by Stirling and Hills Garden Club.

Please note: this garden is unsuitable for pushers or wheelchairs; it has a pond, slopes and steps.

Size: 0.4 acres; 0.2 ha.

The nominated charity for this garden is: Blackwood and Hills Circle of Friends for Refugees.

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