The romantic restoration of this 125-year-old limestone heritage property located in the heart of Fremantle, demonstrates how a beautifully designed garden can enhance even the most imposing home. The garden of this Victorian era Federation house has undergone a collaborative revitalisation in the hands of owner Alex Wilson and Nieve Smyth of Soul Sister Garden Design to complement the full restoration of the front facade of the home.
This Plantswoman’s garden is full of unusual specimens that have been selected to amplify the beauty and boldness of the heritage architecture. Plants such as the Madagascan palm Bismarkia nobilis, Mexican lilies, aloes and the eye-catching purple ‘Macho Mocha’ mangave deliver a globally inspired encircling landscape.
A range of water wise natives and flowering cottage style plantings are punctuated by Corten steel screens from Martin Jaine of Earlsferry design, sculptural installations by Fremantle local Theo Koning, and steel planters and fine wire sculptures by Castlemaine duo Peter and Chelly Gray.
Entry $6, children under 18 enter free
Refreshments by the Open Gardens West Coast catering team.
Plant sales by Verdure Plants
Supporting The Fremantle Foundation– an organisation that ‘addresses critical community needs by providing inspiring ways for people to give’. www.fremantlefoundation.com
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