Take a gentle stroll up the sloping driveway and be welcomed by a forest of shady palms and trees. The vegetable patch on the way is well stocked and there’s plenty of space for seasonal rotations. The stunning Brugmansia is like a beacon and is apt in this garden as the angel’s trumpets herald the meaning of the garden’s name “Tenshira” meaning heaven on earth.
A vast range of succulents has been introduced in recent years to accommodate the lack of rain. This collection creates interest by way of both colour and texture. The upper canopy of established trees provides a perfect micro climate for the numerous Clivias and tractor seat plants. The deep green, glossy leaves of the latter appear extremely happy in this environment and provide cheer in the cool shade.
A hidden patch of lawn is to be enjoyed in afternoon shade or winter sun. You could cooee into the state forest which is virtually over the back fence. Bird life abounds in this garden. Wear your walking shoes to wander where the hidden paths and steps create intrigue. Through a covered fernery can be found the art gallery which will be open all weekend.
This garden supports Medecins sans Frontieres. Refreshments and plant sales available
Entry $6, children under 18 enter free
Toilet available, water features & some steps
Read more about Tenshira here