Until Sunday 29th of October 2023
Daphne’s Garden in Warrion is a charming, meandering farm garden set against the backdrop of the Warrion Hills and nurtured in the district’s famously fertile volcanic soil... read more.
354 Coragulac-Beeac Road, Warrion, VIC, 3249
Daphne’s Garden in Warrion is a charming, meandering farm garden set against the backdrop of the Warrion Hills and nurtured in the district’s famously fertile volcanic soil. The winner of the 2016 Colac Otway Shire Garden of the Year award, owner and plantswoman Daphne Finn first laid out her garden in the late 1970s, with more serious work starting in 1983.
A love of trees, roses, and English-style gardens was the starting point for Daphne, and today the house is surrounded by gardens. To the east, where visitors arrive, the gateway is bordered by globe Prunus plums, Siberian Iris and a Sorbus aucuparia tree. A border of multiple perennials is sheltered from the south by a Ligustrum privet hedge and a collection of conifers. This part of the garden is only five years old, and Daphne credits the astounding growth to the wonderful local soil.
The back garden has a beautiful pergola surrounded by espaliered apples, pears, and a plum, wisteria, and hops. This leads to a sunken garden bordered by hardy Bonica roses. There is a small arbour and pond surrounded by many large trees, creating a cooler microclimate that is considered the best place to be on a warm day.
Visitors can walk a series of arbours covered in ‘Cornelia’ and ‘Clair Matin’ roses, Clematis, and one of Wisteria underplanted with Rhododendrons.
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