Avondale 2


146 Avondale Road, Riverton

Saturday 02 October 2021
Monday 04 October 2021

10:00 AM
4:30 PM


Open October long weekend - all three days.


The garden will open under covid guidelines. 

Avondale is an informal country garden where bulbs have increased and naturalised to provide a beautiful spring display. Opening for a second time this season, the early bulbs have finished and now the later blooming varieties create a different but equally pretty show of colour.

The bulbs were first planted decades ago by the mother of the current owner. Requiring no summer water and perfectly suited to the local climatic conditions they have thrived and now each spring their foliage and flowers fill the garden and create pops of colour on the grassy slope of the adjoining paddock. The drifts of deep red, pink, orange and white sparaxis contrast with the softer more muted tones of hundreds of perfumed cream, gold, and purple freesias.

The flowers of several pink azaleas and an old Rugosa rose contrast with masses of bluebells that have colonised and now appear as a sea of beautiful blue. There are potted Cymbidium orchids in the sundial garden and weather permitting, hopefully a dozen clumps of the delicate frilly-edged ‘Lemon Lace’ tulips will also be in flower. Small waterfalls link several rocky pools, the largest filled with a family of goldfish.

Rustic seats crafted from logs and slate are placed to enjoy views of the garden, the drifts of flowering bulbs on the slope below and further afield, the rolling hills and rural landscape. 


Extra activities: Morning and afternoon tea; bulbs can be ordered, with proceeds to the chosen charity.

Please note: There are ponds and an an unfenced dam some distance from the house. 

Size: 2 acres, 0.8ha

The nominated charities for this garden are the Christian Blind Mission and World Vision Famine Relief.

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