By Oberon Plateau Tourism Association
Soak up the warm weather, leave the rat race behind and amble among the open gardens of Oberon this weekend.
Take your pick from:
Take a stroll among a beautiful alpine flower garden and delightful cool climate trees such as Japanese maples and conifers. Water is featured in many parts of the garden.
Tucked away in the back of the garden are a variety of bird aviaries and Meg’s prize winning Chinese Silkies and gold and silver Seabrights
Each year return visitors will find something new to surprise and delight them.
Gairloch Garden, 27 Blenheim Ave Oberon, is the home of Meg and Peter Low. Entry: $5 donated to charity. Details: (02) 6336 0291.
The Oberon and District Garden Club
The club has selected six beautiful local gardens for you to enjoy between 10am and 4pm this spring.
They vary from two small neighbouring village gardens to larger rural spreads including newly-established gardens and well-established mature gardens.
Whatever the age or size, each garden will delight in the variety of cold climate plantings. Two gardens are situated in Oberon township while the other four are conveniently in the Chatham-Valley-Ginkin area, making access easy.
Entry: $12 for all gardens. Tickets available from Oberon Visitors Information Centre, Ross St, or from individual gardens. Details: Oberon Visitors Information Centre (02) 6329 8310.
Inspired by the grandeur of English country gardens, Mayfield Garden is one of the largest privately owned cool climate gardens in the world.
The private garden is open each day until Sunday, November 2, although the Water Garden is now open throughout the year.
Mid week visitors can see the garden team at work, have lunch or morning tea at the newly opened café and weekend visitors can experience live entertainment, delicious catering options and a shuttle bus service between the Water Garden and the Chapel.
Mayfield Garden is at 530 Mayfield Rd, Oberon. Cost: adults $25, family $65, child $10 (6 years and under free). Details: (02) 6336 3131.