If you happen to be heading out Dromana way to check out Nathan Burkett’s aforementioned coastal garden, make a day out of it and spend a lazy afternoon exploring the fruitful grounds of Heronswood. Whilst not officially part of the Garden Design Fest lineup, Heronswood is a must see for any garden enthusiast.
Clive and Penny Blazey purchased Heronswood in 1983, raising their family there, while using the garden as a testing ground for new plant species and different heirloom varieties for the Diggers Club, the mail-order plant and seed service the pair launched in 1978. Nowadays this heritage listed two-hectare property is a living catalogue of the rare plants and heirloom seeds they have helped preserve over the last 40 years.
Read more about Heronswood in our earlier story here!
105 Latrobe Parade
Garden Design Fest is taking place this weekend (Nov 10th – 11th) and next week (Nov 17th and 18th) in locations across Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula. All gardens will be open from 10am-5pm.