Open Gardens Victoria – Tugurium

Tugurium—a stunning private Macedon Ranges garden opens for the first weekend in summer
8-10 Centenary Avenue, Macedon VIC, Australia
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First weekend in summer, on Saturday 2 December and Sunday 3 December.

Open Gardens Victoria showcases Tugurium, an inspiring, established Macedon Ranges gardens, on Saturday 2 December, and Sunday 3 December.

Tugurium is the fascinating one-acre private garden of renowned garden expert, radio personality, and nurseryman Stephen Ryan. Set on a peaceful country lane at Macedon, the garden showcases Stephen’s decades-long dedication to collecting and curating rare and unusual plants, including species on the Plant Trust National Plant Collections Register, such as Acanthus, Sambucus, and Osmanthus. Stephen’s private woodland-style garden has been developed in a fairly unstructured way, which suits the site perfectly.

This is a wonderful garden for exploring, with winding paths meandering through woodland plantings, a restful pond, and a circular lawn with a small orchard and neighbouring vegetable garden.

Children will love discovering unexpected garden curiosities, including the happy ducks and chickens in the chook house dubbed ‘Cluckingham Palace’. Visitors can purchase Craig Lidgerwood’s inspiring botanic artwork and peruse the rare plants for sale from Stephen’s nearby nursery, Dicksonia Rare Plants.

 

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