Porcupine Villa – Maldon

“A rustic garden crafted from a harsh environment”


Rock gardens, deciduous trees and a network of paths harbor hardy plants that must survive the extremes of heat and cold. The addition of cottage and Japanese elements to shady Chinese elms and a large oak tree make this an unusual and charming garden.

The garden has a small vegetable patch as well as a small orchard and features two dams, a ruin, a bridge over the ephemeral creek, a sculpture garden and a wildflower walk. Unusual features include a rustic clock tower and a pirates’ tavern where you can sit and relax.

Open: Open 29, 30, 31 Oct, 1st Nov. Closed 2, 3 Nov. Open 4, 5, 6 Nov.
Times: 10.00 am — 4.30 pm
Special Details: Toilets available on request.  Wheelchair access to about 50% of the garden and all of the wildflower walk
Restrictions: Water hazards for small children,  unfenced dams. Dogs on leash only. Some rough paths and steps.
Entry fee: $5.00 per adult, children free