Marybank Farm


404 Montacute Road, Rostrevor

Sunday 26 September 2021
Sunday 26 September 2021

10:00 AM
4:30 PM



This garden will open under covid guidelines. 

Please note: opening Sunday only.

Marybank Farm sits on the hills face with views through massive old red gums to Adelaide. Both the picturesque Georgian style house, built in 1842, and the very old garden are heritage listed.

A large lawn and traditional garden beds surround the house, with meandering informal walks leading through another five acres.  A long straight path planted on one side with roses and perennials leads to the vineyard and from a seat at the end, there are stunning views back to the house with the imposing form of Black Hill in the background.

Some areas are mass planted with hardy species and have remained unchanged since the 1800s, the plants surviving with little or no supplementary water.

There are a number of very old trees: a Port Jackson fig, also several Picconia excelsa, an attractive and very rare tree related to the olive and now endangered in its homeland, the Canary Islands.

The property, although reduced in size, still operates as a working farm. There is also a vineyard and wine is made on the premises.

Throughout the garden there are links with the past, but particularly interesting is a pair of old slate troughs used for water storage in the early days when the garden was watered from a spring on the property.

Teas will be served in the charming old barn now used as a wedding reception venue. Or if you prefer, you can sip a glass of Marybank wine made on the premises from grapes grown in the vineyard.


Please note: this garden has a beehive, steps, slopes and some uneven paths and is not suitable for wheelchairs.

Extra activities: historical video of the property; morning and afternoon teas.

Size: 6 acres, 2.5ha.

The nominated Charity for this garden is Rostrevor College Foundation.

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