Coucals of Mount Crosby is situated 30 klms west of Brisbane , Australia in the D’Aquilar ranges.
The 2 acre gardens, have been landscaped using 200 tonns of Helidon Sandstone.. The raised garden beds are flanked by 30 metre Spotted Gums and many other native trees originally situated on the property.
Jim and Jan Flanigan bought the property in 1980 where they built a house and raised 2 children.
In 1998 after a trip to the Butchart Gardens, Jan started to seriously garden, previously growing orchids in bush houses and planting shade trees.
These gardens have been created by Jim and Jan with just the aid of a Bob Cat machine to move some of the larger rocks. Jan designed and worked the gardens with Jim cutting rocks and building the many gazebos and seating areas.
THE GRAVEL GARDEN
THE LAGOON GARDEN
(above & below)
A sloping hillside property with huge gums and views of the D’Aguilar ranges.
A variety of gardens incorporating various themes displaying a wide range of tropical, sub-tropical and temperate planting that is unified by the natural sandstone edging.
Visitors can discover these garden areas via meandering paths and steps leading you on a journey of discovery, or quiet contemplation should you wish to sit in one of the many seating areas and just take in the bird calls, perfumes and natural beauty of the bush land setting.
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The gardens include:
2 Rose Gardens
Bromeliad & Orchid Garden
Orchid & Wisteria Courtyard
Olive Grove/Dry slope
100 metre Mixed Border
OUR CLIMATIC DETAILS
Brisbane enjoys a Sub-tropical climate with temperatures between 0-20 degrees Celsius in Winter which is June to August. The rainfall is low during these winter months and our driest time is Spring which begins late August
The Summer rains start about October and go through to April. It is most humid (60%-90%) between December to February. Temperatures during this time are generally around the low 30 degrees Celsius with a night time temperature around 20 degrees Celsius.
Our autumn (March to May) is just a ‘cooling off’ period with most leaf and bark drop in early spring or during dry times.