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Merry Garth Garden

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Merry Garth Garden

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AndrewAlternate wrote a review Aug 2020
New York City, New York196 contributions46 helpful votes
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This place is definitely worth a visit. The walk through the garden is short and you can complete it in about 20 minutes. However there is a $10 entry fee per adult which I think is a little too much.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Jessica A wrote a review Jul 2018
Sydney, Australia5 contributions2 helpful votes
An inspiring garden - with so many beautiful trees and with many fascinating rare plants (some are available to purchase). We are really looking forward to visiting again.
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Date of experience: September 2017
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Tessa H wrote a review Mar 2018
Lake Macquarie, Australia33 contributions5 helpful votes
...And lovely folk! What more could one ask for? This is my favourite Mount Wilson garden stop. My family have been visiting this place over many years. It’s great for kids of all ages (provided of course that you supervise). I never fail to come away with some exciting new plants, and soothed by yet another visit, appreciative of their marvellous design and in awe of that fabulous vista and deep rich soil. Highly recommended!
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Date of experience: February 2018
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TravellingMartins wrote a review Aug 2015
Katoomba, Australia114 contributions22 helpful votes
A truly beautiful cold climate garden full of inspiring ideas. Lots of different lovely garden pathways to keep one wandering what is ahead. Have visited during Mt Wilson Autumn Festival and lovely to see all the Japanese maples in glorious colour and again in late Winter to see all the hellebores and Glanthus snowdrops in bloom, beautiful distant views of the escarpment. Entry to garden $5.00 adult, kids free is well worth the admission, the plant nursery in the front garden is free and has lots of rare plants as seen in the,gardens for purchase. Plants are well priced for those hard to get plants not usually available from 'everyday' or the warehouse type nurseries. Libby and Keith are a mind field of knowledge. Libby also does beautiful botanical drawings when are reproduced in gift cards for,purchase. Make sure you visit when in Mt Wilson.
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Date of experience: August 2015
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Ciaran-O wrote a review Jul 2014
Springwood, Australia260 contributions154 helpful votes
Merry Garth is a 2.5 hectare garden that has been a 35 year labour of love for owners Libby and Keith Raines. We have visited here many times and on every occasion, no matter what season, are in awe of the serenity of the place. The garden is at its best, obviously, in Spring but there is beauty to be found here at any time of the year. This is our favourite garden after wandering many, many gardens in Australasia, Asia and Europe. The knowledge, personal care and dedication that has made this place as well as its sheer beauty, is what sets it apart. The spectacular backdrop of much of the garden stretches across a huge valley towards Katoomba. The natural rainforest area has been carefully managed over the years and presents the original landscape even in the face of destructive storms and fires. This area of the garden is worth a visit in itself but the cold climate gardens are simply magnificent. The rhododendrons, numbering in the hundreds, are a world class display. Many are no longer available. When in flower, the scores of herbaceous and tree peonies throughout the garden are superb. There are many rare and extremely rare plants to be found here and a number of visits in various seasons would be needed to view them all. There are numerous wonderful specimen trees forming the centre piece of the garden rooms. My absolute favourites are the scores of very specialised Japanese maples interspersed amongst the rock gardens. Add to this hundreds of Himalayan magnolias, wisterias, azaleas, camellias, dogwoods and ground covers. There is a small fee to enter the garden but the visitor is rewarded many times over. There is a nursery where many of the plants on show are for sale and have been propagated on site. Access to most areas of the garden is quite easy. The owners have an encyclopaedic knowledge of their plants. If you are a gardener or seeking peace and beauty in an idyllic setting, do yourself a favour.
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Date of experience: July 2014
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