Heelers Retreat 

Tucked away in a secluded rear section this garden has plenty of wide open space for the owner’s Australian Cattle Dogs to run, as well as bringing joy through the cleverly designed colour work in the garden.

380E Upper Plain Road,

Wheelchair accessible BYO picnicToilet available

The current owner purchased the property in 2016 and invited Rachel Callaghan to design a native planting around the newly installed pool. The brief was simple – attract birds and disguise the “tyre fence”.  That brings us to the tyre fence – when the current owners purchased the property they were told that it was for flood protection. Now realising it was completely unnecessary and impossible to get rid of they are looking at ways to hide it with clever plantings – all suggestions welcome!

The garden was originally designed by an English couple and the layout of the house and garden is indicative of an old English country estate. With 106 beautiful roses, the scent around the family home is stunning when in full bloom (we hope that they will be out for the tour!). The bed in front of the house is pink and the gardens near the conical conifers are yellow with purple ground cover.

The extensive vegetable garden is plenty enough for the couple who reside in the home and has some cute farm features – a repurposed farm gate is the perfect trellis for beans and other vegetables needing support.

There is still plenty of scope with this property and we look forward to seeing how it evolves over garden tours to come!