Sunday March 28
10:00am to 4:30Pm
Guided walks at 11.30am and 1.30pm
$8 and $6 for OGSA Members and for those with a Commonwealth Government Pensioner Concession Card or Health Care Card (not Seniors Cards).
Current Season Garden Owners and TAFE Horticultural Tertiary students are also entitled to the $6 concessional entry. Children Under 18 are FREE.
Booking not required. Pay on arrival on the day.
This garden will open under a Covid Safe plan. Please allow suitable distancing and follow health etiquette. Please check back prior to the weekend opening in case there has been any change in Health Department regulations.
Please also note: opens *** Sunday only ***
This country-style, heritage-listed garden provides many good examples of tough, heat loving shrubs and perennials. In late summer, flowering shrubs including white and blue plumbago, purple solanum and pink and white hibiscus provide a backdrop to many different coloured salvias, sedums, pelargoniums and roses. Mauve tulbaghia edges the lawn paths and the huge creamy trumpets of brugmansia are breathtaking.
The vegetable and herb garden has had a makeover and this autumn will feature a scarecrow standing guard over a giant pumpkin patch.
Monarch butterflies and their caterpillars have made the garden their home and are frequently spotted throughout the garden.
The garden at Beaumont House provides a fascinating glimpse into colonial life in SA. The land was purchased by Samuel Davenport in 1846 but leased to Augustus Short, the first Anglican bishop of Adelaide, who in 1849 built a small cottage and lived there until 1856 when Davenport and his wife Margaret moved in.
Davenport was an enthusiastic and enterprising farmer and experimented with growing olives, wine grapes, fragrant plants to make perfume, and mulberry trees to raise silkworms. Many of the trees Davenport planted are still standing – the heritage-listed olive grove, huge stone pines, pencil pines, palms, almonds, pears and fig trees.
After Davenport’s death in 1906, Major Vincent purchased the house and added three front rooms and the arched verandahs. The property was donated to the National Trust in 1969 and is managed and maintained by the Trust. Beaumont House became its state headquarters in 2009 and since that time, a dedicated group of volunteer gardeners, led by horticultural consultant Merilyn Kuchel, has worked hard to rejuvenate the gardens. Old outbuildings and an aviary have been restored and a fountain installed. The Olive Grove is being rejuvenated and in 2017, olives were harvested and oil produced – for the first time since 1962.
Extra activities: Guided walks at 11.30am and 1.30pm, Sunday March 28.
Size: 1 ha, 2.5 acres
Garden notes are written by the garden owner and often tell the story of their garden. Click the link below to download the notes and we suggest you print them and bring them to the garden.
Beaumont House & Garden,