Visit this beautiful, sheltered garden high up in the Strzelecki hills with valley views to the Baw Baw ranges. Established 37 years ago by sheep farmers Wendy and Ken Savage, Eurabbie is an acre and a half of garden 'rooms,' sheltered by native and deciduous trees.
In our food garden
We sow annual crops of broad and climbing beans, peas, tomatoes, pumpkins, garlic, zucchini, and cucumber. Everything else self-seeds. Check out our raised veggie beds packed with self-seeding silverbeet, lettuces, leeks, tree onions and parsley, and crops of seasonal veggies. Spend a quiet moment in our sunny, espaliered orchard.
Standout sustainable practices
A no-dig garden. We don't want to disturb all those underground critters busy creating healthy soil.
We mulch to retain water and reduce weeds using a mix of composted kitchen scraps, weeds, garden prunings, sheep crutchings, and old hay.
Old laundry troughs provide warmer winter growing conditions.
Top tip for novice gardeners
Start small and try things out. Get thrifty, self-seeding perennial veggies from friends. You'll be surprised how your garden will expand.
Look out for
Handwoven screens and climbing frames made from fruit tree prunings and a mighty chestnut tree. Meander around flower beds defined by paving and dotted with pots and quirky ornaments.
For sale on the day
Eurabbie garden plants in pots with proceeds to go to the BBSN.
A fruit tree so we could enjoy a long winter sleep, then burst into spring blossom.