Spring, Autumn and Summer are all seasons that the garden shows to advantage. Birchwood is on a sloping site in a farmland landscape with a backdrop of hills. Paths wander through archways, over bridges and beside terraced borders.

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SEASONAL CHANGE

Autumn is the best time of year to see the salvia collection in full colour, deciduous shade trees in Autumn glory and flowering perennials and dahlias. There are over 200 different salvias at Birchwood with many flowering most the year.

Summer is the season of lush growth, vibrant contrasts and shaded spaces with trees, roses, perennials, liliums, daylilies, salvias, annuals, and dahlias. Areas in the garden are themed making each area distinct.

In Spring, tulips, daffodils, watsonias, dutch iris, bearded iris, cliveas, salvias, asiatic liliums and annuals provide a colourful display.  Flowering blossom trees and deciduous trees spring into bud providing colourful backgrounds. Peonies advance into a spectacular display in late October through November.

Phillip Johnson Landscapes have completed Stage Two of a very exciting dry creek bed project. Native plants are well established here and in several other areas.

Garden clubs, social clubs eg. car clubs, PROBUS or U3A groups, and families planning get togethers are all welcome. Random visits are also welcome however it is essential to call us first. Parking is on the roadside. Toilets are provided (see below)

Rest Rooms: Molyullah Community Hall facilities are prepared when more than 80 people are expected at one time. There is a wheel chair toilet there. We hope that Open Garden weekend visitors stop here to help large crowds. Turn onto Main Road Molyullah. The Open Garden October 2017 has a porta-loo in the garden with infirm visitors welcome to use the house toilet which has rails.

Access: At Birchwood, infirm visitors using walking frames find the garden accessible as steps can be avoided by using alternative paths. Wheelchairs require a strong personal carer as some of the slopes are a little steep. All of the garden is accessible.

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