Springtime Open Gardens Weekend

Springtime Open Garden

Springwood Rotary Club are proud to announce the recommencement of the Yellow Rock / Winmalee Open Gardens displays in September 2016.

Five acreage gardens will be open to the public during this weekend are as follows:

1) "Heatherbrae" 363 Hawkesbury Rd, Winmalee – one of the earliest residences built in “North Springwood” in the 1900’s. The gardens have been recreated and landscaping design and plants chosen   successfully compliment   “turn of the century”   period gardens.

2) 228 Singles Ridge Rd, Yellow Rock   - great street presence, sweeping driveway, formal gardens, kaleidoscope of perennial Springtime colour.

3) “Lalirra” 2 Marau Place, Yellow Rock (corner Yellow Rock Rd)- Extensive camellia and rhododendron gardens planted under  stands of Eucalypts, curved colonnade and paved patios.

4) 61 – 73 Illingworth Rd, Yellow Rock – Impressive dramatic design with statement plantings and innovative modern style.  Sweeping filtered vista to the Sydney Basin.

5) “The Old Farm” 35 Purvines Rd, Yellow Rock – Eclectic mix of garden themes,  dry stone walls,  sandstone paved  courtyards , ferneries,  variety of  tea houses, wisteria walk,  Asian Inspired  garden section.

Four of the gardens were devastated by the bushfires in October 2013; and it is impressive and comforting to view these gardens and note the incredible regrowth and determined efforts made by the owners to recreate their park like gardens again. All this in less than three years.

All gardens are level to gently sloping allowing ease of pedestrian access in these tranquil acreage settings.

A large plant stall and  Devonshire teas and light lunches will be on sale at 35 Purvines Road,  Yellow Rock

This Rotary Club community project is being organized to support the Blue Mountains Lantern Club and proceeds from the OPEN GARDENS weekend will be donated to the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children, who provide life-changing program to support children and adults with vision and hearing loss.  


Start date:
17 September 2016
End date:
18 September 2016
Start time:
10:00 AM
End time:
4:00 PM
RSVP Date:
17 September 2016


$5 per individual garden, $15 for all 5 gardens
Yellow Rock and Winmalee

Contact Details

Megan Thomas
Phone Number 
02 9872 0326