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Open Garden at Melba, Point Roadknight, Anglesea

0472 997 880

27 - 28 Jan 2018

Visit Melba, along with Sunnymeade in Anglesea.

At Melba, a Robin Boyd house sits peacefully in a native garden on the cliff above Point Roadknight. In 2015 the owners undertook a major redesign of the garden respecting the original design and creating a garden for harsh coastal conditions under large existing Eucalypts.

Local yellow sandstone and red-coloured ironstone have been used to great effect. The new stone in the garden paths, steps and fire pit area, link with the original stonework and the rambling garden walls. Inspiration was drawn from landscapers such as Edna Walling, Ellis Stones and Gordon Ford. The fire pit and stonework are key features of the central back garden. The muted and verdant understory sits beneath graceful gums.

Guest speakers:
Saturday 27 at 4.00pm – Nick Day from Otway Indigenous Nursery will talk on using indigenous plants in the garden
Saturday 28 Jan at 4.00pm – Peter Shaw from Ocean Road Landscaping will talk on creating coastal gardens.

Refreshments will be available and wine by the glass and take-away from Grange Hill Winery for sale.

Proceeds will support Anglesea CFA and Anglesea Men’s Shed.

Also opening : Sunnymeade, 48 Harvey Street Anglesea

Content: Victorian Open Gardens Scheme Incorporated, trading as Open Gardens Victoria

Price & booking


Type Entry cost
$12.00 joint ticket with Sunnymeade Free for visitors under 18
$8.00 joint ticket with Sunnymeade

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  • Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance