Sunday, November 10, 2013

Narmbool Open Garden

Today the boys and I went to a lovely open garden on a property now run and owned by Sovreign Hill. It's around 2,000 hectares and the garden I would estimate seems to be on about 10 acres. It was beautiful, we took a picnic and it was an absolute delight to see.

Narmbool is between Clarendon and Elaine. Perhaps it's so large it just is Narmbool and not in any town.

The homestead built in the 1800's.

The herb garden, there was a guy there who was the apothocary man.  He was awfully familiar.  Turned out he was one of my horticulture teachers many years ago!  We chatted as you do.

Lovely sculpture

The side of the house.

Even the grass was spectacular!

Gorgeous colour.

This shed had this massive steel door on it, I'd really like to know why they had such a door.....perhaps for the naughty kids!

This little quaint pot belly stove sat outside the suspicious steel door shed.

There were little sitting spots everywhere!

Unusual creatures everywhere.

I saw a lady mount this for a picture, silly woman, the sides are pointed sharp tin!! She yelped, I laughed!

There was a filtration stream leading down to a dam.

Spot the frog, he is green so it's not easy! But he is there.

There was a name the snail competition - these things were a good 10 feet long! We went for Archibald, Huebert and Annibelle. There were 3 you see.

Wish my Roses looked like the above!

Another clever sculpture.

This property was gifted to the place that owns it now, quiet remarkable, we were blessed to be given the opportunity to see the beauty.


  1. Wow, what a great garden. I've never been there - only the sustainable part. Loved the sculptures. Couldn't see the frog.

  2. There are 2 frogs, they are tricky to see as they're green. Have to catch it next open day Annie!

  3. Hallo Sue, coffeee from DTE forums having a peek around...your photos are gorgeous and I look forward to hearing more from's a great way to keep a journal for your family,

  4. Hi Sue, I've popped over to your blog and seen some yummy cooking and a rabbit! That made me smile today I shall bog about my own bunnies I think!