Garden Days Giardino all'aperto - Alcorso Foundation Sunday Garden Visits


Proceeds from the Sunday Family Garden Days support the Foundation's Humanitarian Entrant programs

Sunday 16 November
10am until 4.30pm

Entry Fees: $7.50 per garden
(Accompanied children under 12 free)

Alcorso Foundation’s Derwent Valley Sunday Family Garden Day

On Sunday 16 November, 2014 the Alcorso Foundation will once again hold its very popular Family Garden Day where some of the most beautiful and interesting private gardens in Tasmania’s Derwent Valley will be made available for the public to visit. We invite you and your family to bring a picnic and visit a selection of beautiful gardens.

Available for purchase on the day will be an exclusive special edition wine by wine maker, Julian Alcorso. All proceeds from the day will go towards the Alcorso Foundation’s Humanitarian Education Awards.

‘Valleyfield’ Hamilton Road (Lyell Highway) New Norfolk (800m from the New Norfolk Bridge towards Hamilton on the left hand-side). Valleyfield’s garden (approx 8 acres) spreads from the main road to the edge of the waters of the Derwent River. It includes oaks, chestnuts, cedars and maples. Many of these trees are more than a century old. The coach house, stables and oast house will be open to visitors. There is rose walk to the river and a garden featuring a parterre and espaliered pears and crab apples. The house was licensed as an inn in 1822. Please bring a picnic and enjoy your lunch in the garden overlooking the river or in the courtyard under the trees.

‘Meadowbank’ 652 Meadowbank Road, Glenora.
Meadowbank Road is a gravel road on the right hand side of the road some 2 km past the Glenora school on the road to Westerway and Mount Field National Park. Meadowbank lies at the end of Meadowbank Road (about 7 km from the main road). The Victorian sandstone house (1873) is set in a beautiful garden adjoining the vineyard with stunning views over the Derwent River. Only a few of the original trees remain, some of which are a mulberry, a huge pear and a snakebark elm. There is also a century old wisteria which frames the side veranda. The current garden, mainly planted from 1980, is reaching maturity and follows the plan of the original garden. It features low sandstone walls creating terraced lawns and garden beds following the contours of the land. Many roses, rhododendrons, camellias, and other perennial plants and shrubs mingle happily together in this large country garden.