Congdon – Barkers Creek

“A Rural Garden on 10 Acres”


Rural garden surrounding house, pool studio and veggie patch. This unfenced garden is open to all manner of wild life, birds, kangaroos, rabbits, lizards and the occasional snake.

Goldfield Sedimentary soils, skeletal stony slates and sandstone shot through with granite proximal to Mt Alexander (rubbish).

All soil has been imported premium topsoil, mushroom mulch, compost, pea straw, council mulch and dynamic lifter. All household vegetable waste is composted.

Planting terraces have been made up by using rock found on the block. Everything is planted to see what grows and sometimes a microclimate will support a surprise and these are replanted.

The garden is a ‘Covid garden’ as the owners moved from Melbourne early in 2020. A tank and pumps were installed to access water from a dam at the bottom of the block.

Open: Every day of the Festival – Sat 29 Oct to Sun 6 Nov
Times: 10.00 am – 4.30 pm
Restrictions: Scones and jam and cream available. Toilet available if necessary Wheelchair access with some small limitations. Studio open paintings, plants for sale. Fundraising for View Smith Family.
Entry fee: $5.00 per adult, children free