Chapmans Road – Castlemaine

“A Rural Garden on the Edge of Town combining mass plantings of natives among well-established European exotics”


On the edge of town a predominately native garden has been established over the past six years. The aim has been to create a welcoming family garden and year round habitat for birds, insects and wildlife. 

Hardy water-wise plantings have been incorporated with original large deciduous and native trees.  Extensive use of gabion walls and terracing provides shape, interest and quiet sitting areas.

A productive raised bed organic vegetable garden is bordered by espaliered olive trees.

Rural views from the northerly aspect of the garden are enhanced by an ornamental dam, creating a tranquil setting and entertaining bird watching.

Where: 31 Chapmans Road, Castlemaine

Open: Every day Sat 29th Octoberto Sunday 6 November
Times: 10.00 am – 4.30 pm
Special Details: Restricted wheelchair access; on site parking
Restrictions: Water hazards; no dogs
Entry fee: $5.00 per adult, children free