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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Wychwood Design Inspiration

Come on in and visit Wychwood Garden.....

Two acres of garden design inspiration.....

Right in the middle of the beautiful pastoral countryside of Mole Creek district on the route to Cradle Mountain and the Western Tiers.

Hedged corridors and old garden gates segue one garden "room" into another.....

The pristine creek running through the bottom of the garden is teeming with trout and visible right to the creek bed.

Hard to see in this picture but there are areas deliberately cut short and long creating subtle framing, shaping and staging.

The children's cubby house.
Just look at the espalier work on the apple tree on the side.

Espalier techniques are used extensively in the gardens as screens, walls and fencing .

Garden swings

Stunning ornate bird feeders and giant seed heads full of pollinating insects and bees, lush scents.

Another outdoor bower, one side covered with grape vine, another side with passionfruit and another with an espaliered apple tree, softening the structure and merging it with the garden.

Just look at the size of this Brazillian plant. It looks positively prehistoric and dwarfs Craig's 6'.
Each leaf is at least half his height across. Prickly and magnificent.

Pruned boughs are tied to form tomato staking.

Another idea I take away with me today is this supporting framework for floppy broad beans made from tied boughs.

And more Adirondack chairs!
Yonder is the most superb gift shop filled with gorgeous Swedish and German natural bristle brushes, string and twine from Italy and France made from jute, cotton, pure linen and even a hair fine paper thread. Garden implements to die for and of course a plant nursery.

Craig bought me a whole kilo spool of Italian cotton red and white string.
Will it become a crocheted floor mat?
It will be something to keep me busy on the long lonely nights without him in the year to come.

Wychwood Gardens and Nursery
80 Den Rd. Mole Creek
Open Thurs, Fri & Sat 10am-5pm Oct-April
Admission to the garden $6
Other times by appointment
(03) 6363 1210


  1. Oh wow! That looks like heaven on earth! I have been wanting to head out that way for a while, will certainly pop it on our Summer holiday list now - thanks for sharing! :)

  2. Oh I do so love love love that place!!! So beautiful and so inspirational. Did I miss their open day? Or was your visit just an any old day visit?

  3. It just how I imagined, beautiful. Must make sure we visit soon. Mum went recently with her Franklin House gardeners but didn't think much of it, now I know why, not her style of garden at all.

  4. I just love how those shapes have been mown into the grass!

  5. Oh Tanya what a B E A U T I F U L garden to visit.
    You have taken such lovely photos..........

    Love the long and short mown areas to create interest.

    The two white Adirondack chairs look like the perfect place to relax with a coffee and soak up the surrounds...........

    So many shades of green, such a tranquil place........

    Claire :}

  6. I didn't know this place existed, but will be making a trip there in summer for sure. It looks just beautiful.
    Looking forward to seeing what the red and white string becomes.

    cheers Kate

  7. What an amazing place! Your photos and descriptions really take us there :-)

  8. Just beautiful Tanya, the kind of garden I'd love to have as my very own one day.

  9. An impressive place, Tanya. I would love to spend some time there as I can sense a painting or two!


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