School of Gardening
Garden Tour: Musk Manor and Musk Farm
- 50 Australian dollars$50
- School Road
Garden Tour: Musk Manor and Musk Farm Garden tour to take place at Musk Manor and Musk Farm 10/11 School Road, Musk, Vic, 3461 *Parking: Rodda’s Lane Musk (on the turn off to Passing Clouds winery - parking not permitted in School Road) Musk Manor Musk Manor is a young garden with some older trees that has been developed into a haven for birds, bees and wildlife. There are many flowering shrubs in the large garden areas that are defined by paths and lawns. The formal gardens include a boxed hedged parterre with forest pansies and a formal camellia hedge next to two lawns planted with ornamental cherry trees. Below the formal gardens Pin Oaks are underplanted with tulips. On the East side there are displays of rhododendrons, camellias, azaleas, peonies and ornamental lilies. A garden of colourful hellebores under a Pink Oak is spectacular in the winter months. On the west side there is a hydrangea garden. There are highly scented plants such as daphne, Sweet Box, choisya, osmanthus, roses and flowering bulbs. The northerly garden is given over largely to native plantings and a secret garden is a cool spot in a hot day. The colours of the garden are achieved through leaf changes and the creation of gardens each of a predominant colour make this garden attractive in all seasons. Musk Farm Musk Farm was developed by the late interior designer Stuart Rattle and has been loved by succeeding gardeners. Its many garden rooms are a delight for visitors as each offers another style and perspective on gardening from the picking areas surrounding the lovely renovated school house to the forest garden at the eastern end of the property. Visitors walk through rhododendron gardens, a pond area with beautiful statuary, a fernery and gardens that are filled with roses. The chestnut lawn is a highlight – it was planted by the original school headmaster. There are 15 garden rooms that are inspired by the grand estates of France and England. Each of the garden rooms has its own unique planting style and it has been said that each room evokes a different emotion. The architecture of the old school house has been copied in the garden architecture so that the garden and the school house complement each other perfectly. Please note: Of the $50 fee to tour these gardens, $20 is going to Musk Manor, $20 is going to Musk Farm and $10 is going to Trentham Neighbourhood Centre for marketing and administration costs. Saturday 26th November, 11am - 12.30pm.
10 School Road, Musk VIC, Australia
(03) 5424 1354