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.


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.
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How to find us

7 Library Road, Balnarring Beach 3926