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Overnewton Castle Garden

The garden is maintained to give year round interest, and to create a historic feel that sits comfortably with the buildings.

It is presumed that the large Quercus robur (English Oak tree) and Ulmus procera (Elm trees) on the North side of the house were planted when the buildings were began in the 1850s, as was the Pinus Halepensis (Aleppo pine or Lone pine) on the Victoria mound garden and the Cupressus macrocarpa (Monterey Pine), Cupressus sempervirens and Cupressus torulosa to the East. To the far North are Olea europaea (Olive trees) a very old Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree), Syncarpia glomulifera (Turpentine from N.S.W.).  While near the front gate is an Agathis robusta (Qld kauri), Araucaria bidwillii  (Bunya bunya Pine), Araucaria cunninghamii (Hoop Pine), Eucalyptus cladocalyx  (Sugar gums) and other gums trees.  More recent tree plantings have been of Fraxinus (Ash), Pyrus calleryana (Flowering pear) and various fruit trees. A Euonymus japonicus has been planted in a WW2 mine on the front lawn.

The garden beds are planted with shrubs, annuals, perennials, bulbs and roses to provide year round colour and fragrance.  Many of the roses were bred by Alister Clark, a family friend who lived at Glenera, Bulla.  The Victorian mound has been restored with plants that tolerate dry shade under the Lone pine.  Behind the Guest Cottage local indigenous plants have been used.

The White Wrought Iron Gazebo was shipped over from Scotland in 1882 and is an ideal spot to sit and view the house.

Tanks, with a capacity of 195KL have been installed and capture all the roof water to be used for watering the garden.  The garden beds are covered with mulch (pea straw) during the warmer months to preserve moisture and protect the soil.  Organic gardening principles are followed to protect birds, especially the many Blue Wrens, lizards and other native animals that share the garden.

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Upcoming Public Events

High Tea: $60.00 per person (Mothers Day $70pp)

Historical Tour: $15 per person

 

Calendar of Events 2017 

  • May Sunday 14th Mothers Day Breakfast 9am till 11am @ $50 per adult and $30 per child under 12yo BOOKED OUT
  • May Sunday 14th Mothers Day High Tea 1pm till 3pm $70 per adult and $40 per child under 12yo BOOKED OUT
  • June Sunday 4thHigh Tea 1pm till 3pm Historical tour 11am @ $15pp
  • July Sunday 2ndHigh Tea 1pm till 3pm Historical tour 11am @ $15pp
  • August Sunday 6th High Tea 1pm till 3pm Historical tour 11am @ $15pp
  • September Sunday 3rdHigh Tea 1pm till 3pm Historical tour 11am @ $15pp
  • September Wednesday 27thSuperhero & Fairytale School Holiday High Tea $40 adults $30 children @ 11am till 1pm
  • October Sunday 1st – High Tea 1pm till 3pm Historical Tour 11am @ $15pp
  • November Sunday 5thMad Hatters High tea 1pm till 3pm $70pp Historical Tour 11am @ $15pp
  • December Sunday 3rd High tea 1pm till 3pm Historical Tour 11am @ $15pp
  • December Saturday 23rd – High tea 1pm till 3pm

 

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Kids @ the Castle Day

October Sunday 30th 2016 – Kids @ the Castle 10am-3pm

bookings through try booking here is the link for bookings https://www.trybooking.com/KHFS

A whimsical day out at Overnewton Castle; dress as your favourite character and come enjoy the rides, storytelling, mini zoo, jumping castles, pony rides and much more on offer on this special day out!

Children love the thought of going to a Castle for a fun day out, many are so intrigued in the Castle itself that they don’t get around to all the other activities available.

Be sure to pack a picnic or buy one on the day, there is plenty of space on the four and a half acres of property to lay your picnic blanket and enjoy such a great day out.

Overnewton Castle has found the children’s days to be very popular birthday celebrations, as a wide variety of entertainment is available in the one location. So if your child’s birthday is near this date why not bring all their friends and share the magic with them as well.

 

10am till 3pm

$12.50 per person

Overnewton Castle
51 Overnewton Rd Keilor
Melbourne, Victoria 3036

info@overnewtoncastle.com.au

9331 6367

 

Getting Here:

If you are driving it’s very easy; we are just off the Calder Freeway about a 15 minute drive north of the CBD. There is no vehicle access onto Overnewton Close or the property so first in best dressed with the parking down Overnewton road and in the adjacent carpark area.

Public transport; best train stop is Watergardens and a bus from there to the end of Overnewton rd, then its around a 5 minute stroll up the road to the Castle.

Tours

We are currently taking bookings for Historical Tours thorughout the 36 rooms of the Castle hosted by the ‘Master of the House’ on the first sunday of every month. Tour start at 11am and runs for approx 1.5hrs. Limited numbers are available $15pp and must be paid in full upon reservation. Please call the office to book on 9331 6367 we are also open on these dates for High Tea.

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