A picturesque country garden near Penola will be open for the public to enjoy next weekend as part of a fundraiser for Cancer Council SA.
With its hundreds of roses and dry stone walls, St Mary’s Vineyard is a fitting location for the inaugural ‘Limestone Coast Plant and Trade Fair’.
The event will feature a range of talented artists, trades and specialist growers with everything from bulbs to trees, natives to exotics, garden arts, trades, food stalls, wine tastings, refreshments and children’s activity areas.
The Mulligan family have created a magnificent property with the garden taking centre stage. Hundreds of roses, bulbs, iris, hardy perennials, trees and shrubs surround the classic homestead and buildings.
Over the years plants and bulbs suitable for our soils and climate have been incorporated into the garden design, adding colour and texture all year round.
Sandstone rock and plate from the quarry at St Mary’s is used for dry stone walling, pathways, and ornaments, as well as structures such as ramps, plinths, platforms and the three tree rings in the front paddock.
A passion for fresh seasonal produce has led to the creation of a kitchen garden with raised beds for strawberries and asparagus. Arches for apples and tomatoes provide a decorative feature in the garden.
Set to be held on April 29 and April 30 from 10am until 4.30pm, St Mary’s is a must-see destination for all garden lovers and families, located at 563 V&A Lane.
Entry is $8 per person with concession available and people under 18 can enter for free.
Bookings are not essential and buses are welcome. For more information, visit www.opengardnsa.org.au.