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Gardens & agriculture

Open Garden at Shirley Carns garden in Monbulk

0427 997 880

22 - 23 Apr 2017

Here is an opportunity to visit an amazing Australian plant garden created by this supremely knowledgeable and talented gardener.

Only three years old, it has already grown superbly and is full of healthy plants. While it is a collector’s garden, it has great coherence and a wonderful sense of place in its environment.

Shirley’s deep love and understanding of what Australian plants from all parts of the country need to flourish, means that the garden is a true showcase – full of colour, shape and texture. Among the shrubs and groundcovers of the garden are waterbowls and enchanting pieces of intricate animal sculptures.

There is a beautiful borrowed landscape to the hills in the distance. Shirley loves doing corners in the garden – something that is part of her design creativity. Shirley feels this is a gentle garden: one loved by children who visit - and she believes it will inspire gardeners of all types to embrace growing more native plants.

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

Price & booking


Type Entry cost
Free for visitors under 18