on air now

Viola’s Patch


Opening 14th April and 15th April 2018
10:00am to 4:30pm
280 Beaudesert-Beenleigh Road, Bahrs Scrub

Birdlife abound in this mature garden inspired by Queensland’s tropical islands. Stone pathways wind among thriving species of bromeliads, cordylines and many rare and unusual plants. Bromeliad species number in the hundreds, tillandsias are delightfully displayed, and cordylines and foliage plants make striking accents. Turn the corner and you will come upon a completely different landscape where sun-drenched lawns are enclosed by perennials, salvias and many other hardy cottage garden plants.

The only evidence of a fabulous garden behind the fence when driving along the Beaudesert-Beenleigh Road is the verdant wall of foliage with flourishing trees. It is a surprising hidden paradise for visitors.

Years of collecting has resulted in a diverse garden with Viola’s passion for tropical and cottage gardens fulfilled. Viola’s Patch is a rambling, extensive garden with many surprising features. This garden was featured on Gardening Australia on 3rd October 2015.
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The opening will benefit Mission Possible Volunteers Inc a non profit organisation for sewing items for hospitals, foster care, homeless, young mothers in need, cancer patients and elderly in care patients.

There’ll be refreshments provided by Soroptimist International, plants for sale, demonstration each day at 11:30am on propagating perennials and bromeliads, guided garden walk at 12.30pm.and Children’s competition – every child wins a prize.

Entry $8.00 adults Concession Card Holders $6.00 Children under 18 Free

Directions: Take exit 34 from Pacific Highway and travel to Beaudesert-Beenleigh Road; Garden 300m past Windaroo High School.