About the Gardens at Beechmont
There are surprises around every corner in this beautifully landscaped 10 acre hilltop garden, including a key-hole view to the Mornington Peninsula on a clear day. Sculptures, water features and quirky statues are designed to make visitors smile as they wander or sit among the collections of Daphnes, Southern and Northern Hemisphere Beeches, Cornus, Wollemi Pines, and other treasures.
Vireya Rhododendrons are a special feature and hundreds of species and hybrids can be viewed growing in the garden and shade houses. Formal parterres, hedges, a walled garden and informal native gardens appeal to everyone who enjoys a tranquil retreat. A serpentine rill connects a sculptured urn to a reflective pond and is surrounded by garden beds with collections of exotic trees and shrubs including Rhododendron vireya, Wollemi pines, Chatham Island Forget-me-nots and Metasequoia. Water features, sculptures, a card parterre and a secret garden add further interest.