Pirianda gardens

Pirianda Garden
Layers of texture and colour

Pirianda is situated 200m from my nursery. Its a collection of mainly deciduous and coniferous trees in parts underplanted with Rhododendron, Kalmia and Camellia. The plantings were started in the 1920s and were added to by the Ansel family in the 1960s and 70s. There is a row of copper beech lining the fern gully which are now 100yrs old and must be some of the most significant specimens of this species in Australia.

A tangle of Rhododendron

I walk my dogs there several times a week and can’t resist photographing the plants.

Mature Fagus (beech) are rare in Australia.
Berberis lomarifolia flourishing in the fern gully with Cyathea and sheltering beneath Blackwood and Eucalyptus regnans
Magnolia denudata at dusk
This is a garden at its peak in both spring and Autumn

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