Beaumont House


631 Glynburn Road, Beaumont

Sunday 10 April 2022
Sunday 10 April 2022

10:00 AM
4:30 PM



Please also note: opens *** Sunday only ***

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


This country-style, heritage-listed garden provides many good examples of tough, heat loving shrubs and perennials. In late summer, flowering shrubs including white and blue plumbago, purple solanum and pink and white hibiscus provide a backdrop to many different coloured salvias, sedums, pelargoniums and roses. Mauve tulbaghia edges the lawn paths and the huge creamy trumpets of brugmansia are breathtaking.

The vegetable and herb garden has had a makeover and this autumn will feature a scarecrow standing guard over a giant pumpkin patch.

Monarch butterflies and their caterpillars have made the garden their home and are frequently spotted throughout the garden.  

The garden at Beaumont House provides a fascinating glimpse into colonial life in SA. The land was purchased by Samuel Davenport in 1846 but leased to Augustus Short, the first Anglican bishop of Adelaide, who in 1849 built a small cottage and lived there until 1856 when Davenport and his wife Margaret moved in.

Davenport was an enthusiastic and enterprising farmer and experimented with growing olives, wine grapes, fragrant plants to make perfume, and mulberry trees to raise silkworms. Many of the trees Davenport planted are still standing - the heritage-listed olive grove, huge stone pines, pencil pines, palms, almonds, pears and fig trees.

After Davenport’s death in 1906, Major Vincent purchased the house and added three front rooms and the arched verandahs. The property was donated to the National Trust in 1969 and is managed and maintained by the Trust. Beaumont House became its state headquarters in 2009 and since that time, a dedicated group of volunteer gardeners, led by horticultural consultant Merilyn Kuchel, has worked hard to rejuvenate the gardens. Old outbuildings and an aviary have been restored and a fountain installed. The Olive Grove is being rejuvenated and in 2017, olives were harvested and oil produced – for the first time since 1962. 


Size: 1.2 ha, 3 acres


The nominated charity for this garden is: National Trust Garden Fund.

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Corner of Glynburn and Dashwood roads
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