These gardens are among the most stunning innovative gardens in Australia. Around each corner there is another perfectly maintained feature garden, all built around unique artistic pieces and clever topiary.
Cutting Hedge Art !
Mike and Janet Green are the maze’s artists-in-residence. Together they ensure that the gardens live up to their name, using flowers, plants and sculpture in a harmonious blend of magical garden compositions. Along a 75m hedge border, Mike has created a relief sculpture with patterns and images forming a storyboard of Enchanted Maze themes and throughout the gardens you can see many other examples of this unique free-hand topiary technique.
The Christmas Garden has Santa’s topiary sleigh and reindeer underplanted with whites and reds, topped off with a magnificent Weeping Holly.
The Cacti & Succulents Garden and The Grey Tile Garden feature ceramics by Jo Singer. Lavender Cottage has a garden to die for and The Pottage Garden shows how a vegetable garden can look fantastic.
There’s also the Grand Allee of Liquid Ambers and Giant Parterre, planted in 1998, with 1800 English Box plants. (Parterres reached the height of popularity in Renaissance Europe. Flat bedding gardens were planted in elaborate shapes, often built for viewing from above).
And don’t forget the Conifer Garden with over 100 rare species and a tranquil water feature.