Garden 7

150 Cornwall Road, Exeter

Set over 5 acres, this garden was first planted approximately 50 years ago.  The home is built from recycled convict bricks from the original Bank of Parramatta.

Large established conifers line the front boundary of the property, Japanese and other maples are dotted around, sharing the spaces with large plantings of colourful dahlias, dogwood, lilacs, lavender and various coloured pendulous blooms of Chinese Lanterns.  There is a Summer House, a number of established “grandfather” pines, oak trees and conifers alongside fragrant rose garden filled with a number of David Austen varieties , as well as other old fashioned roses.

Scattered around the garden are bulbs, including tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, ranunculus and several types of Irises, including Dutch Irises and other variously coloured and frilled varieties.  Willows, flowering plum trees, cherry blossoms, camellias, magnolias, pink and yellow grapefruits, cumquat, quince trees, lemon, lime & lemonade trees.

There are two anti aviary fruit and vegetable gardens, one stocked with heirloom tomatoes, Russian Kale, Tuscan cabbage, capsicum, strawberries, blueberries, rainbow chard, beetroot and many other herbs and vegetables.  Next to the dam is the larger fruit and vegetable garden filled with plantings of raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, fig trees, apple trees, cherries, grapes, plums, apricots and peach trees.  These gardens are managed without pesticides so all of the home grown produce is clean and organic.

Garden Feature – Exeter Plants and  Roger Tites Sculpture