In the past Whistlepipe Gardens has only opened to the general public four or five times a year. Visitors can then enjoy the ambiance of a rural property only 30 minutes from the Perth CBD, view and buy plants, stroll in the display gardens, feed or dodge the bandicoots or simply just enjoy some refreshments on the broad verandas. The property has ACROD parking and bitumen driveways suitable for wheelchair access to view part of the the garden and to visit the refreshment area on the veranda, but access to the nursery areas is only possible by foot.
Now that we are closing down at the end of the year, proprietor Margy Clema has decided to open the nursery to the public on the first weekend and Monday of each month so that the remaining stock can be seen when it is in flower. During this time we will continue to propagate and pot up our ever-popular lines such as Salvias, Buddlejas and more, but we will not be producing more of the lines that only grow and flower in summer and autumn. Dates for the remaining open days are listed in the adjacent sidebar.
Entry is free and ample parking is available either in the paddocks at the rear of the property or in the a designated ACROD area at the top of the bitumen driveway.
Not just an exhibitor, we have also won awards for our display of plants in 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. We believe that our exhibits at Garden Week have been an opportunity to rekindle the public’s interest in gardening by showing them a greater range of plant varieties, novel ways to combine interesting plants and breathtaking effects with massed plantings.