Clarke Garden

Hazelwood Park

2 Seaforth Ave, Hazelwood Park

Saturday 13 April 2024
Sunday 14 April 2024

10:00 AM
4:30 PM



Please bring cash as EFTPOS facilities are not always available.


Behind the traditional ironwork front fence, the Clarke Garden is pretty and flowery, crammed with colourful roses and perennials, with a box hedge lining the path leading to the door. The semi-formal style is perfectly in tune with the design of the elegant stone house.

Lawn and garden beds surround a swimming pool and entertainment area in the back garden. On the boundaries, hedges and trees create a backdrop to a series of large clipped domes of rosemary interspersed with frothy clumps of seaside daisy which cascade over and soften the stone walls that retain the slight slope of the land. Crepe myrtles, roses, westringia, russelia and perennials add bright splashes of colour.

Three massive old river red gums tower over the side garden and here a path winds through a mix of natives and hardy climate compatible plants, past a tiny pond and sitting area. Two very large water tanks are screened with banksia roses and the protected area between them and an outbuilding provides the perfect micro climate for camellias, begonias and other shade-lovers.

A range of vegetables, herbs and various fruit trees fill every space, some in raised beds or containers to avoid the root competition from the gums and others in the soil which over the years has been improved with plenty of organic matter from the several compost bays in the back corner.

A family-friendly, flower-filled, organically maintained large suburban garden that has it all – interest, colour, pleasant sitting spots, and plenty of productive plants.



  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Sausage sizzle
  • Plant sales

Size: 0.16ha, 0.3 acres

Please note: this garden is not suitable for prams or wheelchairs. 

The charity is: Glenthorne National Park – War Horse Memorial

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The standard entry fee is $10 adults, $8 concession on presentation of the Eligible Commonwealth Government concession cards (which are the Pensioner Concession Card and the Health Care Card, but not a Seniors Card).  The concession is also available on presentation of a Horticultural Tertiary student concession card for TAFE students.  OGSA Members, including current season Garden Owners are eligible for the $8 concession on presentation of their Membership card.

Garden openings will be CANCELLED in fire rating districts on days which are declared as “Catastrophic”.

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