Open Garden Details

Avoca Street Garden

61 Avoca Street, South Yarra

Opening Information

Saturday 14 October and Sunday 15 October 2017

10.00am - 4.30pm

Entry price $8 (U18 free). Students $5


This garden is playful and unexpected – with dramatic scale and exuberant plantings. There is a grotto, gargoyles, griffins and fun sculptures that can’t help but make you smile. The overall feel is of an exotic oasis in northern Africa. There are mature trees both within the garden and ‘borrowed landscapes’ from neighbouring gardens.

The front garden is symmetrical but unconventional which both echoes and contrasts with the neo-Georgian house. Visitors approach the rear garden through a shady glen thickly planted with clivias. The main rear garden features a grotto and tall columns with tall trees and climbing plants. The owner likes unusual plants and has planted several dragon trees, mature date palm trees, ferns and succulents.

The garden extends into the property at the rear of the main garden where the area is still developing. It has a large water feature with gargoyles and a shaded area for chickens, rabbits and guinea pigs. Children will love exploring this garden!

Proceeds from this garden opening will support Birdlife Australia.


Information and advice on garden visiting


Click here for Garden Notes - Download and Print

Garden notes are written by the garden owners to describe their garden.
Download and print to bring when you visit the garden.

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How to find us

61 Avoca Street, South Yarra