Historic Murdeduke Garden - Open Day
Sunday 25th October 2009
Set against the Gothic two-storied bluestone homestead are expanses of magnificent formal and informal gardens. Meander down paths and discover magnificent old trees, extensive lawns edged with roses, a wisteria-covered stone arch, a sunken garden containing a small lily pond, and the inviting pool area.
Featuring two dynamic speakers
- Michael McCoy (10.30 & 1.30). Good News About Dry Gardens. Michael is a garden designer, author, broadcaster, speaker and obsessive home gardener.
- Attila Kapitany (12.00 & 3.00). Attila is an entertaining speaker both locally and overseas, an author, a landscape designer and succulent enthusiast.
Lecture tickets at the garden gate. $10 per lecture.
- Willie Wilson Wildlife Sculptures (2009 Chelsea Flower Show exhibitor)
- Plant nurseries – the rare, the unusual and the drought tolerant
- Specialist gardening books – covering everything you need to know
- Regional gourmet produce – olives, wines, ice-creams, devonshire teas, spices
- The home of Otway Pork – delicious bred free-range pork rolls and sausages for lunch
- All proceeds from the Murdeduke Open Garden will go to the Winchelsea Hospital Building Appeal. The small country hospital faced closure a few year ago. Now it is a thriving facility servicing a wide community and is just finishing a new dementia-specific wing.
Address: “Murdeduke”, 730 Cressy Road, Winchelsea (90 mins from Melbourne, 30mins from Lorne).
MELWAY Map 611 B8
Open: 10am-4.30pm. $10 adults, no charge for children under 18, no bookings required for this event
Garden lectures: $10 – purchased at the gate (seating limited)
For more information contact: Jenny Mathison (03) 5267 2054, mathisonjs[at]bigpond[dot]com or visit www.murdedukeopengarden.com
Cape Otway Lightstation is a sponsor of Murdeduke Garden Open Day.