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Open Garden at Villa Lettisier near Flinders

0472 997 880

27 Jan 2018

An opportunity to visit a stunning rural garden of equilibrium and balance. The love of Italy and cliff top ocean views inspired the design of Villa Lettisier house and garden. The house is styled on 16th century Palladian architecture with uninterrupted views of the ocean. Paul Bangay designed the formal garden to suit the architecture and coastal site.

The garden design complements the symmetry of the house and comprises many 'garden rooms':

The walled garden provides shelter from the coastal winds and features beds of roses;
The forecourt has climbing roses, bush roses and hedges, each with an obelisk and espaliered magnolias;
Olive trees provide a secondary axis and contrasts with the green of the magnolias;
The centre room has a hedge of ‘Leyland’ cypress, edged by clipped rosemary and fountains trained with wisteria;
The next room has four reflection pools and walls lined with hedges of rugosa rose ‘Roseraie De L’Hay’;
Two more walled areas contain the vegetable garden and the pool.

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

Price & booking


Type Entry cost
Free for visitors under 18

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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