Midway Park

Rosslyn Park


2 Angove Court, Rosslyn Park

Saturday 02 April 2022
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Sunday 03 April 2022

10:00 AM
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4:30 PM

Description

 

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

 

The garden in front of the gracious old 1890’s bluestone villa is planted with over 150 roses which provide a dazzling display of colour and perfume when in flower. The remainder of this large garden with its extensive collection of fruit and nut trees, berry bushes and some vegetables, is productive rather than traditional.

It has subtropical fruit and citrus trees, many of them unusual and difficult to grow in SA climatic conditions. To list just a few of the nearly 70 different species, there are five varieties of bananas, avocados, guavas, coffee, red and white dragon fruits, black and white sapotes, jackfruit, custard apples, a soursop tree and 20 different citrus including rarely grown chinotto and pomelos. New to the collection is a ‘blue banana’ which comes with the promise of fruit tasting like vanilla ice cream!

A 20m long ‘fruit cage’ is planted with six rows of espaliered fruit trees, mostly deciduous heritage varieties, and some delicious Jujubes. Two green-houses provide the perfect conditions for cold-sensitive tropical and subtropical fruit trees.

Beautifully coloured and speckled Belgian d’Uccle bantams with beards and feathered feet roam beneath the fruit tees helping to control insect pests. A pond among the fruit trees provides water for the two hives of bees and encourages other pollinating insects to the garden.

An interesting garden showcasing the vast variety of fruit that with a little pampering can be grown in Adelaide’s climate.

There will be talks throughout the day on a variety of subjects associated with organic gardening and sub-tropical fruit production.

 

Please note: there are two bee hives, as well as a small pond and some steps. 

Size: 0.3ha; 0.6 acres


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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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