Mawarra: Cottages, Plants and Vistas

Mawarra Garden is 3 acres with a large “manor” house built in 1932. Originally known as “The Grove” –  is recognised as Edna Walling’s most famous garden. Also within the grounds is a cottage built in 1936 and based on Princess Elizabeth and Margaret’s life-sized dolls house at Royal Lodge Scotland,

Bickleigh Vale: the Village

Bickleigh Vale is named after a village in Devon where Edna Walling grew up. The cottages, which are located along a cul-de-sac, have British names too. There is ‘Glencairn’, ‘The Sheilan’, ‘Downderry’, ‘The Barn’ and ‘Badgers Wood’. trees include oak, beech and birches. gateways and paths that link the cottages. birdbaths, stone walls and “Secret Rooms” …..and always a Wisteria Colonnade Gardening Australia –…

Bickleigh Vale: the Garden

Bickleigh Vale is the epitome of Edna Walling, where she not only designed the garden, but the houses also. Design elements of Bickleigh Vale include: a series of outside rooms. sensitivity to site – quite relaxed, informal and romantic. mass planting to frame the lawn that spreads through the garden, leading the eye. English cottage plants such as helabore, azalea, daphne, berberis, dogwood and viburnum. also…