On-site/ Off-road parking available (buses call first)
Toilets available on site
Wheelchair accessible garden (1.2m wide paths)
Tea/coffee included in admission fee
Picnic area available (visitors may bring food)

Hosts: Sue & Mike Satterthwaite

251 Palmside Road, Culverden

Established and evolving

Nestled at the foot of the Lowry Range, Palmside garden is a blend of old and new. The mature specimens that were planted in the 1920s form the basis of the garden and include oaks, ash, lime, chestnut and an evergreen magnolia tree.

Since 1984, Mike and Sue have continued to develop and revive the garden. Initially removal of some trees was necessary to open up vistas, reduce overcrowding and allow light into the house. Changes continue to be made as opportunities present themselves.

The garden is designed to provide interest through the seasons with the use of colour and textures using a variety of trees, shrubs and roses underplanted with mass groupings of perennials.

The garden is our peaceful haven. Perhaps while you linger awhile to take in the magnificent views across the plain to Mt Lyford and beyond, you may hear the song of a bellbird or be visited by a curious fantail.