Step into this tropical paradise, tall dense palms and bamboo are the main feature of this garden. After a lot of trial and error with different varieties of palm tree, we finally got it right. There are a lot of varieties of palm trees, but not many which can survive the cold climate and frost we get in the Yarra valley. Some of the palms we tried would grow in summer and then get burnt by the frost in winter, but finally we found the varieties which can tolerate these conditions and now have a great selection of palms, densely planted and thriving.
Large clumping bamboo varieties were also used, both for effect and to help create a warmer, more protected climate within the tropical garden. We have many varieties of smaller plants and under planting within the garden, these plants create lovely colours and aromas throughout the whole garden.