Garden Map & Species

30 acres of gardens which take advantage of the natural features and contours provided by the valley and the Argideen river running through it.

Many unusual plants not generally associated with the local geographical region have been planted in Robinsonian style to provide year round interest and colour.

Entrance Walk

  • Mature specimen Fagus (Beech)
  • Fraxinus (Ash)
  • Quercus (Oak)
  • Pinus (Pine)

Daffodil Walk

  • Pinus Radiata (Monteray Pine), native to California, U.S.A.
  • Taxus Baccata 'Fastigcata' (Irish Yew)
  • Podocarpus Salignus (Yellow Wood), native to Chile & New Zealand
  • Lirodendron Tulipifra (Tulip Tree)


  • Drimys Winteri (Winter Bark), flowers fragrant in May
  • Embothrium Coccineum (Chilean Firebush), orange scarlet flowers in May

Shrubbery & Orchard

  • Alnus Cordata (Italian alder), noted for bright green glistening foliage
  • Eucalyptus Gunni (Gum Tree), native to Australia
  • Hoheria Angustifolia, white flowers, native to New Zealand
  • Griselinia Littoralis, forms a tree if left uncut
  • Davidia Involucrata (Handkerchief Tree), young specimen
  • Prunus Species (Cherry Weeping Tree)
  • Cornus (form of Dogwood)
  • Robinia Pseudoacacia (False Acacia), native to U.S.A. and Mexico
  • Myrtus Apiculata, native to Chile & Argentina
  • Acacia Dealbata, native to Australia & Tasmania, yellow flowers Jan/Feb

Woodland Walk

  • Cerais Siliquastrum (Judas Tree)
  • Dicksonia Antartica (Tree Fern)

The Lady's Mile

  • Trachycarpus Fortunei 'Line of Chusan Palms'
  • Parrotia Persica (Persian Ironwood)

Pergola (Guided tour only)

  • Rose Species, Clematis, Azaleas & Lonicera (Honeysuckle)
  • Quercus Robur
  • Azara Microphylla , yellow scented flowers

Azalea Garden

  • Stewartia Sinensis , autumnal colour
  • Enkianthus Campanulatus (Ericaceous Plant), yellow flowers in May
  • Hamamelis Mollis (witch Hazel), yellow flowers in Jan/Feb

Rock Garden

  • Kalmia Latifolia (Calico Bush) Rhodendron like bush, flowers in june
  • Chamaecyparis Lawsoniana (skyrocket), erect form of Lawson's
  • Acer Palmatum Dissectum Atrepurpurem (Japanese Maple)
  • Wisteria
  • Sophora Tetraptera (New Zealand Kowhai Climber)