Kenton Park

Gumeracha


437 Torrens Valley Road, Gumeracha

Saturday 30 October 2021
to
Sunday 31 October 2021

10:00 AM
to
4:30 PM

Description

 

The garden will open under covid guidelines. We encourage you to bring cash as EFTPOS facilities are not always available.

 

Hidden away behind a hedge and a thicket of tall trees is Kenton Park, a beautifully maintained country property with a charming historic house and a very pretty flower-filled garden. William Randell, who was the founding father of Gumeracha, built the interesting old barns in 1840 and his house the following year. He farmed the land which remained in the Randell family until 2000.

High laurel hedges line the long drive to a gravelled forecourt and the National Trust Heritage-listed house in its tranquil park-like setting. Through the magnificent old oaks, robinias, carobs, sheoaks, Bunya pines, lindens and Irish strawberry trees that are a feature of the property, there are views over paddocks stocked with alpacas, sheep and young lambs, to the River Torrens and adjacent vineyards.

Behind the house, wide stone steps lead from the lawn up a slope through terraced garden beds, some lined with hedges and others edged with soft mounds of seaside daisies.  The many roses are the scene stealers but they are well supported by pretty perennials including iris, daylilies, penstemons and a cluster of lovely pink peonies. Flowering cape chestnut and hawthorn trees add to the show.

The outbuildings are unique with remarkable stone work and architectural features - the house cow is still milked in a stall in the barn each day! Hopefully the peacocks that usually roam the grounds will be not be shy of visitors, and there are chooks and a thriving productive garden. A Chilean wine palm planted in the 1800s is of special interest.

A rare opportunity to see this idyllic property.

The owners will talk on the history of the property and about their garden at 11am and 2pm Saturday and Sunday. There will also be a display of vintage vehicles.

 

Extra activities: walk and talk with the owners 11am and 2pm both days; tea, coffee and biscuits; display of vintage cars and trucks; plant sales by The Plant People - donations to CFS.

Please note: there are a river and pond and beehives on the  property as well as steps and gravel paths, so it is not suitable for wheelchairs.

Size: 1.5 acres; 0.6ha

The charity for this garden is: CFS

Garden Notes

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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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