Self-Guided Garden Tour
Timandra by the Sea was the 2014 Landscaping Victoria ‘The Sustainable Landscape’ Award winner. Covering 1 acre, this large regional garden is now open to the public on a daily basis through Tourism Victoria. Situated 35kms west of Port Fairy, Timandra epitomises the ideals of sustainable development in a garden. Biodiversity has been considered in all of its forms, while construction has been kept to the barest minimum, so that Timandra can rightly be regarded as a ‘natural garden’. Wildlife is abundant in the form of many different bird species, resident koalas and frogs galore.
Entry to the garden for self-guided tours is via an honour system. There is a payment and information box all in one at the entrance to the garden. Please ensure that you take a flyer from the information box as this gives a clear description of the sustainable approach to the garden from the point of change of ownership in 2008. There has been a significant change to the garden since then, with also significant growth of the upper canopy, due to the change of irrigation technique based on simulating rain during dry seasons.
The fee for garden entry is currently $10 per adult with card holders $5 per adult. Children under 16 are free. Children are to be under the control of an adult at all times with no running or squealing that will frighten the animals and birds within the garden. We treasure these visitors [birds and animals] and do everything that we can to ensure that they continue to visit.
Please feel free to bring a picnic hamper to the garden. We have a table and chairs for patrons’ use.
Coffee and Cake with Garden Quiz [optional]
Suitable for adults only and for groups of 15 or more. This package includes a 1 hour Ecotourism guided tour of the garden by Alison, followed by seated coffee and cake [or Devonshire Tea upon request]. Each table will vie against other tables to become the Timandra Quiz Masters. Plant samples are used within the quiz to test the knowledge of keen gardeners.
Priced at $25 per head we require two weeks notice of the booking, with the full payment made on the day. Please allow at least 2 hours for the total package – Tour, Coffee and Quiz. Bookings can be made with Alison: 0418 825 625.