The Red Hill Peony Estate is an exceptional floral, architectural and historic experience – it is also the first peony farm in the region. The Holmes/Sheehan family have lived on the property for 132 years, and this is the second time the recently established English-inspired gardens have been opened to the public.
It’s a good thing the name reminds you where you are because once you settle in at Lindenderry at Red Hill you may well lose yourself in this picturesque, European-style luxury estate.
George Santayana once said that the earth has music for those who listen and to those who listen Villa Floretti is nirvana - a secret find amongst five private acres of heavenly colour in the middle of beautiful and rural Boneo. Owner Richelle Marks is a passionate floral enthusiast who has brought together an experienced team of talented professionals from exceptional backgrounds that include working at the Queens Box in Royal Ascot, Royal weddings in Madrid, event florals and styling for the Australian Grand Prix along with a plethora of stunning weddings and events across Victoria and our Mornington Peninsula.
The Diaco’s Garden Nursery story began in 1949 when Antonio Diaco moved to Australia with his wife, four children, and a strong set of morals and values established while working in the fields of Southern Italy: Work Hard, Be Honest, Achieve.
From the rolling hills and clay soils of Red Hill to sandy flatlands around Moorooduc and the dunes towards Cape Schanck, the Peninsula’s diverse geology and landscape offers the perfect conditions for an abundance of wonderful native plants to thrive.
In the digital age it seems to be increasingly difficult to get the kids outside into the natural world. Then again, losing yourself in nature tends to be a romantic notion that adults dream of, often while cooped up in an office.
According to Marcus Coggin, Nobbies View Nursery has “arguably the best position of any nursery anywhere”. Of course, he would say that; it’s his nursery, and his wife Belinda’s family property, where gardening has been a family activity for many years.
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