16 Fairfield Drive, Strathalbyn

Saturday 24 September 2022
Sunday 25 September 2022

10:00 AM
4:30 PM



The garden will open under covid guidelines. Please note: cash only. 


Dunedin in Strathalbyn is colourful, productive and meticulously maintained by an experienced and enthusiastic gardener!   A dry rocky creek bed curves through the front lawn and beds of colourful roses, perennials, annuals, succulents, trimmed pencil pines and a pair of conifers clipped into cones. Spring flowering bulbs add more seasonal colour.

However, the back garden is where Noel’s passion for his patch really shows and he has made a garden that is partly ornamental, but mostly productive. From the lawn, an archway leads to a bridge over a rockery and small pond and then onto a wishing well planted with succulents. Beyond this is the thriving kitchen garden where recycled materials have been creatively fashioned into trellises and supports for vegetables, vines and fruit trees. Vast amounts of animal manure and compost have been added to improve the original poor soil and it is now rich and fertile and able to support the intensive cultivation.

The garden is almost a backyard fruit and veg shop - crops include asparagus, leeks, onions, turnips, parsnips, tomatoes, broccoli, corn, cabbage and cauliflower. As well, there are numerous fruit trees, some pruned to maximise their yield and to keep them compact and others expertly espaliered.

A shed has been repurposed as a shade house and holds a collection of pot plants.

A neat-as-a-pin garden that provides enjoyment and at the same time allows Noel and Ronda to be almost self-sufficient and able to share healthy home grown produce with friends and family.


Extra activities:  Plant sales. 

Please note:  There is a pond, and some rocky paths.

Size: 0.75 acres, 0.3 ha.

The charity is: Trees Please.

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