Alowyn Gardens

“Alowyn Garden is designed along strong symmetrical lines that become blurred by the softness of the spaces and the grace of the trees, within an area of approximately 4 acres. There are 5 clearly defined areas within the gardens, a perennial border, designed to display colour from Spring to Autumn, a silver birch forest, an edible garden of generous proportions, a parterre garden and a number of display gardens. The formal parterre garden is built along 17th century design principles, leads you through to a series of smaller courtyards and display gardens. Through all these area runs a wisteria and rose covered archway 100m long with a sunken garden and a classical fountain as a centre piece.”

Alwoyn Gardens gave us the inspiration for our Wisteria Colonnade and Birch Clopse – two aspects of gardens that Edna Walling includes where ever possible. Also gates leading to different “rooms’ with fences of all sorts. Old  toys alongside formal hedges and plants. Plants with amazing foliage and textures including proteas, crab apples and westringa.

Alowyn Gardens – Yarra Valley – Melbourne

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