As one of SW Victoria's premier tourism attractions, Timandra Garden is a highly regarded destination for nature lovers. With both Ecotourism and Australian Tourism Accreditation Program [ATAP] certification, these qualities alone, distinguish Timandra from other tourism attractions. Timandra Garden is a Nature-Based tourism attraction, that is a real draw-card for children of all ages. They just love the meandering paths through the towering trees. It is nothing like any other garden.
Owned and designed by one of Victoria's leading (genuine) sustainable landscape designers, Timandra is a special garden experience for nature lovers and people interested in simplistic garden design based on plants and not hard landscaping. From the road, Timandra appears as a 'secret garden'. The gate is closed to stop stray dogs from entering the koala and bird sanctuary; but the garden is open to the touring public every day except extremes of heat or cold - please just enter and take the information sheet and other ephemera that interests you, from the information box on the left. The honour system payment is also made here.
Covering 1 acre and only 35 minutes from Port Fairy, this delightful, award winning, Ecotourism certified garden is a plant lover’s paradise, while also being a haven for birds, koalas, lizards and frogs. Timandra is a seasonal garden capturing nearly all of your senses as you visit this special place.
Within Timandra Garden can be found the 'Alison Aplin Art Gallery', showcasing Alison's bold and colourful abstract art. More about this can be viewed at www.alisonaplinart.com.au. The art gallery cum working studio is open by appointment, with group bookings, or on pop-up Devonshire Tea days.
David and Alison welcome all visitors to their garden. They hope that you enjoy your visit and will pass on your thoughts to others.
Timandra Garden won in 2014, the gold award with Landscaping Victoria for 'The Sustainable Landscape'. My business, Timandra Design & Landscaping has won many awards in both South Australia and Victoria. This site can be found at www.timandra.com.au.
The winning garden in 2014 was 'The Narrawong Project' which is Timandra Garden by the Sea.