An amazing garden set in the rolling hills outside of Melbourne, Broughton Hall is regarded as one of Australia’s finest.
It is open in spring as well as autumn and both seasons make it well worth the visit.
The garden at Broughton Hall is a 25 year old garden covering approximately 5 acres. It has a northerly aspect and while it has been completely exposed being in the centre of a 300 acre dairy farm, surrounded by paddocks, it has the advantage of rich red volcanic soil and a very generous 47 inches of rain per year.
We open the garden through spring, September to November or December depending on the season and in Autumn from late April until early June.
We plan to open for a weekend or two in July, the depth of Winter here because the garden looks magnificent draped in low cloud limiting the substantial views from the garden.
Advice on exactly when the garden is open can be found on our website, on instagram, thegardenatbroughtonhall, and on Facebook, the Jindivick country gardener, or call David on 0417056110.
The nursery, Muskers at Broughton Hall is located at the front of the property.
You enter the garden through the nursery. It is full of rare, unusual and hard to find plants, many of which grow in the garden.
There are toilets in the courtyard to the home at the entrance to the garden that are available to visitors and there is always tea and coffee in the garden room along with a huge collection of garden books for visitors to enjoy.
A Little History of the The Garden at Broughton Hall
It’s interesting to reflect, moving from the Dandenong Ranges to Jindivick was about the prospect of what we could achieve on this run down farm we had spent all our money on, it was exciting and all consuming, imagining a future everything here.
I think it was this huge void for me of no garden at all that drove me on in such a focused manner, I had never been without a garden before and while we had purchased a huge dairy farm it really was a blank canvas, dairy farmers don’t usually have time to create and care for much garden, their days are long and busy focusing on making a living and their cows.
We both agreed on the site for our new home at the far end of a ridge just on from the original farmhouse, this seemed the perfect spot for a garden as it had a northern, northeast, and east aspect and it was quite a distance away from the track that was Palmer road, ensuring privacy and the space all around the home to create a world of our own.
Once we had established a rough track into the building site and once the initial earthworks levelling an area for our home had been completed I was free to start planting without fear of things being damaged or squashed by the huge number of vans, trucks cranes etc that kept turning up to the site delivering various bit of our new home .
From dairy farm to noteworthy garden gives the visitor an understanding of the work that has gone into creating what today is Broughton Hall.
Address : 125 Palmer Rd, Jindivick VIC 3818
For more information and opening times Visit the Web Site or contact David Musker: PH: 0417 056 110