Tower House September Opening

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We are pleased that historic Tower House at Beaumont has been an additional entry into our 2017 Spring Season. It will be opening on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September.

The gracious old house was built in 1850 and was enhanced with the addition of its namesake tower in 1880. A quaint ‘writers cottage’ was added at the front of the house around 1900. A beautiful heritage listed stone wall divides historic Tower House and its gardens from Beaumont Common.

Stone walls retain the gently sloping land and create a series lawned terraces edged with curved garden beds planted with roses, perennials and a variety of trees. Lavender and beautifully clipped rosemary hedges define areas and add a little formality. Just inside the front gate is a pond shaped to mimic the trefoil used in the architectural detail of the house. In the stone surround of this pond and in other walls throughout the property, small insects and wildlife have been discreetly sculpted into the mortar.


There is a sunken garden and at the lowest point in the landscape a lushly planted pond can be crossed via a small wooden bridge. Seats constructed from massive slabs of red gum are placed throughout and still in working order is an old-style brick lined well which was the original source of water for the property.

The garden has many trees including several that are spring flowering but of particular interest is a fig that has seeded in an old wall, its misshapen trunk bulging from the stonework and its large canopy provides summer shade as well as an abundance of fruit.


 Go to "Current Season" above to see garden details