Janene Byrne, Ballarat Central

2022:  'Errard Hall', 5 Errard St. Nth, Ballarat Central

Open Date
19-20 Nov. 2022
Garden Entry

Open 10:00 to 5:00

Devonshire Tea by
Rotary Club of Alfredton


Back in 2014, I was asked by my clients to help them create a beautiful garden that would complement their grand period home, situated in the heart of Ballarat.

Back Garden
The back garden had a beautiful existing pool and surrounding sandstone paving, but it lacked personality and was calling out for an injection of life.  My clients love entertaining and sharing their home and garden with their many friends, so the aim was to create a relaxed garden that maximises the different spaces and reflects their vibrant personalities.  The lawn was divided up into garden beds and filled with many Roses, Perennials and Bulbs.  Pots and beautiful urns are disbursed thoughout the back garden to give the space a vibrant and unique character.

Front Garden
After years of working around inherited plants that were not thriving in the front garden, this year was the time to bite the bullet and have a major over haul.  The immense proportions and the beautiful entrance made it feel vital to create a sense of arrival, so we have formalised the garden by replacing the gravel paths with a blue stone crazy paving, edged with old red bricks to match the front path.  A beautiful cast iron water fountain has been installed and the planting have been simplified by using Buxus Spheres, Asparagus Ferns, Hydrangea’s, Choisya tenata and Camellia’s.  Lighting is paramount and will bring the garden to life at night.

As the wonderful custodians of Errard Hall, my clients are doing justice to this beautiful home by improving the surrounds it so richly deserves.  It has been an absolute pleasure to work with such passionate people.