Frosty Flats

Birdwood


2891 Onkaparinga Valley Rd, Birdwood (cnr Muellers Rd)

Saturday 12 March 2022
to
Sunday 13 March 2022

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.

 

 

Frosty Flats is bright and beautiful! It is a true cottage garden full of flowers in all colours, sweet scents and a mass of varied foliage textures.

The garden wraps itself around as you wander along the web of little paths that wind between beds crammed with a vast assortment of roses, perennials, and succulents. Trees, mostly flowering varieties, provide shelter and height.

There is more than plants in this garden – a pond, birdbaths, arbours and other structures support climbing roses and clematis, pots of succulents are dotted throughout, logs are placed as seats, and several old ladders are used to hold more pots. Rusty machinery once used to run the farm rests among the foliage and flowers.

 

 

The original garden surrounded the old 1880s stone farm house but several years ago it was expanded into what was once a paddock and in the newer area, informal paths are again a feature. The beds between the paths are packed with plants particularly selected for their vibrant and colourful flowers – there are roses, alstroemeria, asters, geraniums, penstemons, cannas, salvias and buddleias. Mass-planted, they create a spectacular ‘riot of colour’!

Frosty Flats is real gardeners’ garden, a vivid visual feast that is a delight to all!

 

 

Extra activities: Morning and afternoon teas; plant sales.

Please note: This garden is not suitable for wheelchairs or pushers.

Size: 0.75 acres; 0.3 ha.

The charity is: Cancer Council SA ‘Ride for a Reason’.

Garden Notes

Garden notes are written by the garden owner and often tell the story of their garden. Click the link below to download the notes and we suggest you print them and bring them to the garden.

Accessibility

Facilities & Activities

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From Birdwood, take the Onkaparinga Valley Road (William St) and turn right into Muellers Road.
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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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