October 22nd & 23rd 2022
9.00am - 5.00pm
Entrance Fee - $5.00 per person
Under 18 - free
Emaho Garden and Tree Farm
James & Barbara McGeoch
507 Ravensbourne Dip Road
On entering 'Emaho' you wind down through a crab apple walk that is underplanted with camellia chinensis. The hedge of camellias lead to the stunning Japanese style home.
The adjoining tree farm supplies advanced trees to all parts of Australia and throughout the world. 'Emaho' is exactly as its Tibetan name implies 'Wonderful and Amazing'.
268 Reushle Road
Tracey has transformed this acre of garden in just over 4 years. She loves to reuse old interesting items such as farm gates and creating effects with half 44 gallon drums with her artistic ability.
Roses drip over the fences with farm animals beyond creating a beautiful rural atmosphere.
Loads of perennials, exotics and succulents complete the tranquil setting.
Emaho Trees is a boutique tree farm specializing in a range of advanced, premium quality, Australian native trees grown in-ground for sub tropical to cool temperate landscaping. The property’s rich volcanic soil and climate is well suited to many popular and unique trees required to be hardy, drought tolerant and low maintenance.
The 40 acre farm was established in 2002 by James and Barbara McGeoch and was designed around sustainable farming practices. The farm operates on renewable energy, harvests rainwater for irrigation, uses only organic fertilisers and is a proud supporter of the local business and horticultural community.
James has over 20 years’ experience working overseas through his company, Birkdale International, in Hong Kong, China and Macau landscaping high profile projects including Disneyland in Hong Kong and Shanghai and the City of Dreams, Cotai Strip, Macau.
In 2017, James and Barbara established a consultancy company in China, Ornatec International Consultancy (Beijing) Limited. Through this company, James consults to the Zhengdong New District Management Committee, Shanghai Gardens (Group) Co. Limited and Beijing Florascape Company. He has since retired from Birkdale International although he continues to consult on a range of projects in Hong Kong, China and Macau.
Both James and Barbara have been very active in supporting the exporting community in Australia and served on a number of government and industry Boards. Barbara is a Director of the Export Council of Australia which advocates and promotes Australian exports and raises the awareness of the importance of exporting to Australia's economy.