Open Garden Details

Candlebark

179 Langs Road, Yea 3717


Opening Information

Saturday 4 November and Sunday 5 November 2017

10.00am - 4.30pm

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

 

This is a lovely country garden nestled on 12 hectares bordered by Limestone Creek.

The garden has evolved over the last 25 years, with new areas continually added. The main garden at the front of the house features a cottage-style garden. To the north side of the house is a native garden with mass plantings of callistemons, banksias, grevilleas and wattles. An orchard and a kitchen garden keep the owners well-supplied with fruit and vegetables.

As you approach the house you travel along driveways lined by mature Candlebarks, Buxton Gums, Red Ironbarks and Red Gums. The Candlebarks in particular are special, as they were grown from seeds collected from a giant original Candlebark, which gave the property its name.

A major expansion in 2012 saw three ponds constructed below the main dam and a walkway across the dam to an arboretum.

  • Morning and afternoon teas available
  • Exhibition of artist Peter Hook's rustic sculptures
  • Plant sales

 

You might also like to visit nearby Mareeba garden which is open this weekend at 1 Creeds Road, Murrindindi, Yea.

 

Other points of interest and activities in the local area include:

  • Indigenous garden at Y Water Discovery Centre, 2 Hood St, Yea
  • Yea Wetlands
  • Rail trail including Cheviot rail tunnel
  • Marmalades Café, 20 High St, Yea
  • Lunch platters available at local winery 'Sedona Estate'
  • Flowers by Nici - fresh flowers and gift gallery with sculpture in the courtyard
  • Yea winery, cindery and brewery

 

           

Information and advice on garden visiting

 

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How to find us

179 Langs Road, Yea 3717