2013 Garden Weekends at Bronte House
Open Days for 2013:
Saturday 13th April & Sunday 14th April.
Saturday 21st September & Sunday 22nd September.
Saturday 30th November & Sunday 1st December.
Open 10am - 4pm daily.
The Garden at Bronte House is looking better than ever thanks to mild spring temperatures and plenty of rain. Our newly renovated yellow and white borders are showing an eclectic mix of European and sub-tropic plants unlikely to be viewed at any other garden in Australia, and experimental winter pruning techniques have paid dividends to this springs growth around the Carriageway Borders.
Developed over 15 years ago the colour scheme of the Carriageway Borders is derived from the masculine deep tones of the Victorian era. Blue and Purple Salvia and Wigandia positioned adjacent Orange Canna Wyoming and Dahlias and contrasting burgundy Altenanthera and Crinums are typical of the period and will be in flower this November.
A short walk from the beautiful Bronte Beach, the house is the only example of early Victorian architecture in Sydney that faces the ocean and not the harbours shipping lane. Bronte House is only open a few days each year, giving garden enthusiasts and locals an opportunity to wander through a modern interpretation of a Victorian garden surrounding a 19th century gothic cottage.
In the mid 1800s, Mrs. Georgina Lowe, a skilled watercolour artist, botanist and gardener, was originally responsible for landscaping the grounds with native and exotic plants and designing picturesque walks.
Bronte House gardener Carla Pettitt will be available to answer gardening questions and to give horticultural advice, while gardener and designer Myles Baldwin will be on hand to talk about the relationship between the architecture and Bronte's unique horticultural traits. Signed copies of his popular books Period Gardens and Rural Australian Garden will also be for sale at the door for a special open day price.
For further information contact Phillip Whitton on 0488 101 292 or email email@example.com