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|About||Lixouri is a mediterranean style garden set in the hills of Central Victoria. With numerous landscaped garden beds and terraces, the main garden looks out over an established olive grove and the surrounding hills.|
Lixouri is reminiscent of a rural property in Greece or Italy. The house and garden look out onto rolling hills and the long established olive grove. The garden is terraced with beautiful stone walls, steps and gravel paths over looking a tranquil dam fringed with water iris, willow, birch and white gums.
A wonderful mixture of softly flowing plants and beautiful formal shapes together with a skillful blending of exotic mediterranean and native species compliment the formal structure of the garden.
Along the front of the mud brick house established wisteria, roses and grapevine provide deep shade from the summer sun and an adobe wall with a superb wrought iron gate by Trefor Prest joins the house to the outbuildings.
Lixouri is open to the public during the Castlemaine Festival of Gardens held bi-annually. Please also see website for dates and opening times.
The garden is also open as part of Open Gardens Australia Scheme Please see their website for details.
Private tours are also welcome by arrangement.
Photos by Claire Beyer © 2012