The Gardens

The gracious layout of the 7-1/2-acre irregular-shaped ground of sweeping lawns contains eight separate and distinct gardens consisting of 50 flower beds. With the exception of Center Point each garden encompasses at a minimum six flower beds and displays its own individual characteristics and unique design in both the shape of the beds and plantings.  These gardens, identified for reference and to facilitate effective strolling through Seven Willows are:

Victoriana
Garden

Situated to the west of the spruce-lined driveway to the house, has the most visible presence in Seven Willows.

Creek Side
Garden

Runs along Nash Creek accounts for eight freeform raised beds. Most prominent of which are the four majestic willows trailing into the creek.

Centre Point
Garden

The Centre Point Garden is situated to the rear of the house between the Victoriana Garden to the west and the Creek Side Garden.

Northwestern
Garden

Bounded by a cedar hedge to the south and north, the farm laneway to the west and Centre Point to the east. This garden is made up of most of the original beds, dating back to 1979.

Summer House Garden

Located north-east of the house, and is made up of six beds and was created between 2002-2003. It has been the most enduring of all the gardens.

Japanese Style
Garden

Each bed gives a different representation of the key elements of Japanese-garden style evoking water, earth, mountain and fire.

Woodland Garden

It was envisaged as a blend of regular perennials and shrubs in a woodland setting, a blend of two divides; it has not really worked.

Cottage Style Garden

Contains the 7 beds wrapping around the house, and includes the original garden bed that was planted in 1975. These garden beds are delightful.

Tour

All Garden visits are by appointment only.

Hours: 11 am to 5 pm.

June 1st to September 30th.

ADMISSION IS FREE.

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