Drouin

Littlehampton


12 Mossop Court, Littlehampton

Saturday 07 November 2020
to
Sunday 08 November 2020

10:00 AM
to
4:30 PM

Description

 

At last we can welcome you to the OGSA 2020 Spring Season as the SA Health Department has now allowed us to open as public gardens, avoiding the limitations of residential gardens. We will follow a Covid Safe Plan with suitable distancing.

We will be offering refreshments and have a Covid Marshall to ensure that everyone is seated while enjoying food or beverages.

Please check back prior to the weekend in case there has been any change in Health Department regulations.

 

An avenue of mature trees leads into Drouin revealing five acres of colourful and extensively planted gardens.

In all there are more than 800 roses – shrub roses in all shades make a dazzling display with added pizazz from the many climbers that cover arches, arbours and a recently-added, domed gazebo.  A highlight is a lovely line of Pierre de Ronsard roses which clamber up pillars and drape along ‘rose swags’ beside the trickling water rill.

There is a white garden with box hedges and white roses, also arches covered with more roses forming an allee leading to a well-placed seat, spacious areas of lawn, a pond, an orchard and the vegetable garden. All have a backdrop of long views across paddocks dotted with gigantic old gum trees.

New features include the gazebo, a bog garden and a beautiful walled ‘picking garden’ planted with pretty old-fashioned plants including delphiniums, foxgloves, Queen Anne’s lace, larkspurs, alstroemeria and hollyhocks.

Formal features including structures and statuary play a major role in the design of the garden but as well there is strong emphasis on provision of colour. Plantings include many salvias, iris, camellias, hydrangeas, a variety of shrubs, the roses and over 8000 bulbs! More than 400 trees including conifers, deciduous trees and the orchard add height and shade.

Drouin has drawn inspiration from ‘classic’ gardens, both locally and overseas and is well on its way to becoming an iconic Adelaide Hills' garden.

 

Please note: This property has an unfenced pond and three fountains and there are gravel paths and areas of lawn. It would be appreciated if visitors refrain from smoking in the garden.

Extra activities: Huge plant stall, raising funds for bushfre victims; also sale of home-made jams and chutneys Owner will do a walk and talk at 11 am Saturday and 2pm Sunday.

Size: 5 acres, 2 ha.

The nominated charity for this garden is: Hills Green Thumbs Gardening Group for Plants for Bushfire Families.

Garden Notes

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Take Gumtree Drive from Old Princes Highway, top of the hill turn left.
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General entry to each garden is $8 and $6 for OGSA Members and for those with a Commonwealth Government Pensioner Concession Card or Health Care Card (not Seniors Cards). Current Season Garden Owners and TAFE Horticultural Tertiary students are also entitled to the $6 concessional entry. Children Under 18 are FREE. These cards must be shown at the gate.

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