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Public Lectures | Taylor and Sangster Lectures on two German Gardens


Andrew Lowth on the Berlin Botanic Garden and David Marshall on the Garden Realm of Woerlitz The Garden Realm of Woerlitz is a group of ‘palaces’ and gardens in Anhalt Saxony whose origins lie in the Enlightenment of the late eighteenth century. This massive and fascinating cultural environment features extensive waterways, follies (including an erupting Vesuvius) and gardens based on the English landscape style. Woerlitz was established by Duke Leopold III for the pleasure and education of the public and has always welcomed visitors.  David Marshall Constructed between 1887 and 1910, the…

Event | Open Day at Wombat Park in Daylesford

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Wombat Park Daylesford Open Day A rare opportunity to view one of Australia’s most impressive and historic private gardens. Experience the vivid autumn colour, historic plantings, National Trust Register listed trees and the sweeping scale of the Sangster and Taylor designed Wombat Park. All proceeds from the opening will support the restoration of the historic fern gully and cascade at Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens in Daylesford. The story of Wombat Park begins in 1854 when grazier William Stanbridge built a modest, timber homestead and began planting a magnificent garden. His collection…

Open Gardens in Daylesford - Restoration of Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens

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Gardens around the Gardens Open Gardens in Daylesford to support the Restoration of Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens Ray Robinson - 3 Camp Street, Daylesford A small, densely planted woodland style of garden. Also includes an intensively cultivated vegetable garden. Daylesford House - 8 Smith Street, Daylesford One of the great gardens planted by the prosperous burghers of the town after the Gold Rush, recently renovated with classical features. Holly Lodge - 19 Grenville Street, Daylesford. A recently restored large stroll garden featuring both traditional and contemporary plantings. A seasonal delight.…