Timandra Garden is one of those places where serenity abounds. As a natural garden, with lots of different spaces or ‘rooms’, this is a totally idyllic place to have your intimate gathering happen. It is totally unlike other gardens, and the whole garden is available for your use.
Timandra Garden is a year-round garden, not crashing in winter as so many other gardens. It is a garden with a difference throughout every season, with each season bringing different delights to garden visitors. Why not share this garden with your family and friends for a special celebration, a ‘girls day out’, or your wedding. The purposes are endless!
With a permit as a Function Centre, catering for your guests can also be included in this wonderful, captivating experience called Timandra. You are welcome to visit the garden and meet with Alison (0418 825 625) to work out where you want you party to happen within the garden.
Timandra offers a range of different group options for you to consider. Each option is based on a mimimum number of 10 with a maximum of 30 (or a few more if you cant settle on numnbers). Chairs and tables will be provided as will be crockery, cutlery and so on. To work with the sustainable theme, using the 3 R’s of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, the whole effort is rustic and natural.
All group bookings are by appointment, preferably with 4 week/s notice. This least notice time is 1 week for these events.
Intimate Garden Gathering Events
1. Self guided tours:
Available for groups of 10 or more for $10 per person with a prior booking. This can be at short notice as payment is via an honour system. There is an information box at the entrance gate (top garden) that also has a payment slot. Or payment can be made via EFT through an email – email@example.com.
This option works well with garden clubs, probis groups and so on. There is a picnic table in the bottom garden. Parking is available at the back entrance. This gate needs to be unlocked to enable entry, so please inform Alison of this request for larger groups.
1. Appetizers & Tapas in the Garden:
Enjoy a variety of appetizers and tapas plates with your group booking. This booking includes wine to serve from bottles, and left on tables for your enjoyment. Priced at $75 per head for a minimum of 10 and up to 30 (or a bit more). Vegetarian and gluten free options are available with notice when booking.
3. Coffee and Cake in the Garden:
This option will cater to gluten free diets, if requested with the booking. Alison is an excellent cook who marvels in making wonderful cakes and Devonshire Teas. Plunger coffee and tea is served with this option. Priced at $35 per head, the whole garden is open for your use. Minimum of 10 and up to 30 or so max.
4. Ecotourism accredited Sustainable Workshop:
Alison is a passionate and highly credentialled speaker on the subject of sustainable landscapes/gardens. She is an Ecotourism accredited tour guide also. This workshop is a visual study of different plants within the garden. It will focus on plants that will suit different soils and situations. Takes 2 hours to complete. Please bring notebook and pen, and wear sensible shoes. Minimum 10 persons at $45 per head.
This option includes prepacked healthy lunch and drink. Water available on the day. Vegetarian option available with notice when booking.
5. Weddings in Timandra:
Timandra is the ultimate venue for a wedding experience for the smaller groups, with a minimum of 10 and maximum of 30. Chairs and wedding table can be provided if needed which will be an extra cost. The price for the whole garden, which includes the use of the garden for wedding photos is $550. A maximum time for the use is 3 hours.
6. Winter Desserts in the Garden:
This group offering is perfect for a cold wintry day when you need a hit of something special to munch in to. A variety of desserts are served with wines included. Mulled wine can also be included with notice with the booking. Minimum of 10 with maximum of 30. Priced at $75 per person. Serves are generous for those who need that extra hit!
7. Garden Photography:
Want to learn some easy to remember ideas to photograph gardens? All the photographs of Timandra Garden are taken by Alison, either with a smart phone or with an expensive camera. For ease of use, the smart phone is my choice of camera. Alison will show you how she takes garden photos and what to look out for. For smaller groups of around 10 to 12 people taking up to 2 hours to allow for practice. Keen, budding teenage photographers can be included here. $20 per person.
Please note that Timandra Garden is unsuitable for wheelchairs, pushers and the infirm. The toilet is located only with the use of steps. The maximum number of 30 plus will require the hire of a portable toilet for patrons’ comfort.
Entry can also be made through the rear gate off Clarke Street and turn right into Vaughan Street. Follow this along until the rear of Timandra Garden is seen with its sign on the gate.
Bookings are essential and are arranged with Alison on 0418 825 625 with a 50% deposit with the booking. This can be made with EFT or cash delivered to Timandra Garden 2 weeks prior to the event. The remainder is to be paid on the day. Other arrangements can be considered by agreement with all parties.