Within cooee of Ballarat, the village of Buninyong celebrates Springtime with Open Gardens Buninyong, 26 and 27 October 2019. See how country folk dig gardens, examples ranging through the village’s original Anglican vicarage (1857), a contemporary 10 acre evolving landscape (2007), and the home of the famous Stewart’s Seedling cooking apple at Mossmont (1853).
Old Vicarage, 708 Warrenheip Street is a sublime trinity of charming heritage home, colorful cottage garden and creative arts. Embodies a traditional and classical aesthetic with historic plants and trees having been preserved, the crowning glory being 160 year old oaks.
86 Hastie Street is a garden surrounding a splendidly crafted contemporary home on an elevated, sloping 10 acre block and has evolved reflecting the earthy qualities of the architecture. The adjacent native bushland and expansive views set the scene. Working with the elements, bespoke garden hardware adorns the various functional spaces within this budding landscape.
Mossmont, 1207 Winter Street, an eight acre site established by Francis Moss, one of the first nurserymen in the district, and was last opened to the public in the 1870s. Gothic Revival homestead is approached via a sugar maple avenue, through a re-created Kentish cobnut platt.