About the garden
Broughton Hall grew from a cow paddock outside Jindivick village in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range just 25 years ago. The entrance is defined by a dappled birch forest from which you emerge into a dazzle of colour that drips down terraces from the central axis. There’s an abundance of roses plus bulbs, perennials and rare plants, paired with iron gates, plinths, obelisks and rotundas, and rounded out with fabulous foliage. Both formal and exuberant, it’s a labour of love by co-owner David Musker, flowing dreamily over 1.5ha.
The yellow garden
An airy metal arbour marks the entrance to the Yellow Garden. See how the yellow-pink tones of the apricot-coloured roses and the pale yellow highlights of the shrubbery make the transition from one ‘room’ to the next gentle, easy and seamless!
The pink garden
Feel snug in this seat in the Pink Garden – and take in the seductive perfume of the hybrid musk rose ‘Felicia’. The silvery pink double blooms, flushed with salmon hues, are borne off long arching stems that will fill your garden from the spring through to autumn.
Silver tones glisten in the pink petals of this exquisite Rose De La Reine. You can put it in a pot and enjoy its exceptional fragrance close up as petal after petal unfolds!
See it in person
Where: 125 Palmer Rd, Jindivick, Victoria, about 90 minutes’ drive east of Melbourne
When: 2 April to 1 July, 2022 then 1 September to 18 December; Thursday to Sunday, 10am-4pm *COVID-19 restrictions may apply
Cost: $20, under 18 free
For more info: Visit muskersbroughtonhall.com.au
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