Open: By appointment May – November
Provence Rise
Lysterfield
VIC
3156
Chris on 0457 699 206

Cost: By appointment
Details: The Larkin Garden is a large (1.25 acre) Australian native plant garden on a north facing hillside on clay soils. A small section of garden was started in 1991 with the assistance of the landscape gardener Roger Stone. Further development has occurred over many years with the latest significant changes in 2010. The garden is naturalistic in style with many softly curving pathways allowing you to enjoy the experience of exploring the garden. There are several water features, an Allocasurina forest and a wide variety of Australian plants. There is also a significant use of local indigenous plants in some border plantings. Chris has a long standing interest in landscape design with Australian native plants so despite the addiction to collecting plants attention is paid to the best use and placement of these plants to meet the design vision. Framing views, near and distant, preserving a feeling of spaciousness with the use of ground-covering plants, planting to get a good balance between sunshine and shade and screen planting are some of the things that are part of the design vision.

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