Day 5: Fine Dining

Wednesday 24 October 2018  |  $230

9am to 5pm

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Karwarra Australian Plant Garden, Kalorama - Guests meet here from 9:00 am for a 10.00 am departure.

The gardens featured on this day include:

, Olinda - Originally designed by Edna Walling, this 6-acre woodland garden is being restored with the help of their gardener, Aaron Condon. Planted out with exotics, three garden rooms and a newly planted orchard, mossy winding paths reveal many surprises.

Coonara Springs Garden -  This magnificent, European style garden was first established in 1920 and remodelled in 2015 to showcase its mature tree canopy and extensive stonework. The garden has typical’ Edna Walling’ traits with separate ‘rooms’, feature trees, stone walls and signature plants such as Azaleas.

Fine Dining Coonara Springs Restaurant - Contemporary Australian cuisine founded on a philosophy of house-made, locally-sourced produce that celebrates the region's offerings.

Moulton Park, Sassafras - Perched atop Moulton Hill in Sassafras, Moulton Park Estate (Circa 1910) is one of the original farms of the area. Mature exotic trees shade beds of Rhododendron, Hydrangeas and Azaleas on its near three acres of sweeping lawns where you’ll also find Cyclamens, Hellebores, bulbs and other woodland treasures.

Orchard House, Olinda - An old hills garden originally landscaped and terraced in the 1920’s. Rhododendrons, camellias and azaleas survive from that time, alongside sun-loving cottage plants; bulbs and perennials. The dry stone walls and steps zig-zag across the terraced garden to carry the eye up to the house.

Karwarra Australian Plant Garden, Kalorama - Guests return to Karwarra for a glass of wine and hors-d'oeuvres before retiring to their accommodation or making their way home.


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17-27 October 2018