Frogmore – An Autumn Garden


I visited this garden on the 6th of April.

Frogmore is a nursery specialising in plants and perennials suited to cool, temperate climates. It is situated in the Great Dividing Range at Newbury between Trentham and Blackwood. Frogmore backs onto the lushness of the Wombat State Forest.

Many of the plants grown at Frogmore would die in the rigours of  Castlemaine’s climate so I wasn’t tempted to do any purchasing.

The show garden is open for 6 weeks in autumn.

The garden which is formally arranged into rooms edged by clipped hedges, is a feast for the eyes.

The photos give a taste only of the pleasures of Frogmore.




I had the thrill of observing an Eastern Spinebill feasting on the nectar of these flowers.








The neighbours have been visiting.


Since I wrote this post, I visited Frogmore again in 2017. You might like to visit the newer post also.


6 Responses

  1. Margaret, I am enjoying your bog so much. The gardens are fabulous. They’re so beautiful. I always wished I had a gift of a green thumb. My husband does most of our gardening. Our season is short because we live so far north. The colors in this post are especially Lovell.

    And, I must admit, I was first drawn to your blog because my maiden name is also Griffin. My first name, Margaret. We have the same name and whenever I cross paths with another Margaret Griffin, it always makes me smile.

    Lovely Blog!

    • Thank you so much for your comment, Margaret. I get so much pleasure from visiting open gardens.
      I apologise for taking so long to reply to your comment but I have been without the internet for a while. I am glad to be back online.

  2. It’s very pretty, but I’ve moved on from having/wanting gardens of this type. A trifle too contrived and controlled…. 🙂

    • Yes, the garden was quite formally organised, Enivea. I have visited gardens divided into rooms before but never on this scale. The long double borders are characteristic of a particular style of gardening which I have rarely seen – I can imagine they are high maintenance.

      Whilst I have never seen one ‘in the flesh’, the formal knot gardens of French and English chateaus and palaces are my particular garden horror. Now, there’s controlled and contrived for you.

  3. What a beautiful place. I love the vibrant colours of the perennials, and the backlit grasses.

    • I am glad you enjoyed the photographs of the garden.
      The grasses were part of the ‘prairie’ garden. Seeing a garden combining perennials and grasses was a novel experience for me. I especially liked the autumn toned grasses.
      If you love colour and flowers, it is a great garden to visit.

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