Mawarra: Circular Stairs to “The Pool”

In the centre is the sweeping circular stone staircase leading to the octagonal reflecting pond at the bottom, described by Edna as “a symphony of steps and beautiful trees”.  

Mawarra: Trees most splendid!

Mawarra is an example of Edna Walling when given a blank canvas and a gentle slope at Sherbrooke in the Dandenongs in Victoria. The galleries below show the garden in mid-April in the most wonderful autumn colors- have a look at the wonderful trees and the steps and stones that take you there. Trees The standout feature of Mawarra are the tall amazing trees…

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 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…