Open Garden Details


7 Library Road, Balnarring Beach 3926

Opening Information

Saturday 16 September and Sunday 17 September 2017

10.00am - 4.30pm

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


Grown by very knowledgeable plant people, this garden is beautifully balanced, creating an illusion of space by combining voids with layered, thickly-planted soft, edges.

Sandy soil has created the perfect environment for many West Australian species, including rare banksias and unusual grevilleas.

Many plants – from eucalypts to orchids – are in beautiful pots, adding a very different dimension, especially to the intimate front garden. The rear garden, overlooked by decks, is a true ‘carpet-of-colour-under-canopy’.

The garden extends beyond the fences and boundary: outside the front brush fence thrive many native grasses, and behind the rear fence, planting has extended into the neighbour’s domain, where a granitic sand path divides wide beds filled with yet more native shrubs and many local and introduced eucalypts. This is a garden full of richness and interest.

Teas and light lunches, as well as plant sales, will be offered at the garden opening.


Illyarrie was featured on the ABC's Gardening Australia in November 2013.
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The garden has since been expanded. 



Information and advice on garden visiting


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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

7 Library Road, Balnarring Beach 3926