Gardens of the Downs
Lone Pine - 198 Lone Pine Road
The home of Phillip and Debbie Clapham in the Bongeen, Norwin, Nangwee area. Lone Pine is named in recognition of the historic lone pine on the Gallipoli Peninsular. The garden is protected by old Casuarinas and River She Oaks allowing a lovely cottage garden to be created around the home. Roses, Perennials and Agapanthus fill the beds with Oleanders as background colour. For shade there are plantings of Desert Ash, Norfolk Island Hibiscus, Swamp Cypress, White Cedar, Chinese Elm, Tipuana and a huge ancient Eureka Bottlebrush.
Morning and Afternoon Tea, Sandwiches and BBQ - Brookstead State School P&C
Arcadia -138 Ole's Road
Owned by Donald and Julie Baartz at Bongeen this is a fully formal garden made up of nothing but green and white. Topiarised Xylosmas, Conifers, Olives and miles of hedges and lush green lawns take formality to a new level. There are magnificent urns placed artistically to catch the eye. Huge Tipuanas, Desert Ash, Carobs and Chinese Elms cast welcoming shade across the large expanses of lawn. Willows weep gently as a lime green barrier to the farm sheds. The views out across the Norwin Plains just enhance the expanse of this very formal garden.
Morning and Afternoon Tea available - Royal Flying Doctor Service
Attleigh - 2044 Pampas -Horrane Road
Brett and Louise Porter have created a typical homestead garden in the back of the Pampas area, but with some unusual trees. Chinese tallows, Schotias, Prunus, Ornamental Pears and Pistacia are backed by Eucalypts. A very grand pergola is home to an old orange Bigmonia creeper. Hedges of Simply Magic roses line the front of the verandah of this 106 year old homestead. This is a delightful garden sprawling restfully out into the paddocks.
Cold Drinks - Lions Club
Gardens of Brookstead/Bongeen
March 17th & 18th 2018
9.00am to 5.00pm
Entrance Fee $5.00 per garden
Refreshments available on site
As our garden owners have animals of their own we ask that you please leave your pets at home