Midway Park

Rosslyn Park


2 Angove Court, Rosslyn Park

Saturday 08 February 2020
to
Sunday 09 February 2020

10:00 AM
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4:30 PM

Description

 

At Midway Park, 150 roses planted around the gracious old bluestone villa, built in 1890, provide a dazzling display of flower colour and perfume when in flower.

The garden contains an extensive collection of fruit and nut trees, berry bushes and some vegetables. To the north of the villa the garden is planted mainly with subtropical fruit and citrus trees, many of them unusual and difficult to grow in SA climatic conditions.  To list just a few of nearly 70 different species, there are five varieties of bananas, as well as avocados, guavas, coffee, red and white dragon fruits, black and white sapotes, jackfruit, custard apples, a soursop tree and 20 different citrus, including rarely grown chinotto and pomelos. New to the collection is a ‘blue banana’ which comes with the promise of fruit tasting like vanilla ice cream!

A 20 metre long ‘fruit cage’ is planted with six rows of espaliered fruit trees, mostly deciduous heritage varieties and some delicious Jujubes. Two greenhouses provide the perfect conditions for cold-sensitive tropical and subtropical fruit trees.

Beautifully coloured and speckled Belgian d’Uccle bantams with their beards and feathered feet roam beneath the fruit tees helping to control insect pests. A pond among the fruit trees provides water for the two hives of bees and encourages other pollinating insects to the garden.

An interesting garden showcasing the vast variety of fruit that with a little pampering can be grown in Adelaide’s climate.

 

Please note: there is a bee hive, as well as a small pond and some steps.

Size: 0.6 acres, 2800 sqm.

The nominated charity for this garden is: Childhood Cancer Association

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