In the Beautiful Blue Mountains

Festival 2022
We’re back!

Sat-Tues 1st to 4th October


Garden No 6 - Ewanrigg, 100 Gladstone Road
Courtesy of Matthew Muir and James Peters

Ewanrigg is a garden that encourages visitors to amble and explore its intricate network of pathways and steps while admiring the foresight and talent of its creator and those who have nurtured it since.Over the decades many visitors to Ewanrigg have suggested the strength of the garden is the wisdom of having planted trees in the past that now act as a canopy to a series of lush garden rooms.  

The element of surprise contributes towards a satisfying journey when strolling through Ewanrigg. The planning of the garden must be attributed to Margaret Pratten who, assisted by noted landscape designer, Paul Sorrenson, designed the garden in the 1940s. Sorrenson’s influence can be seen in the rock walls, stone paths and bridge spanning the waterway. 

In 1978 Mavis and Carl Judd began replanning various domains of the garden, assisted at a very early age by their grandson, Matthew Clark. The garden is currently being restructured by the new owners with the invaluable assistance of renowned arborist, Jessica Lawn. The history goes on.     

The word ‘magical’ is often written in the visitors’ book to describe Ewanrigg`s spring garden. True, the garden is at its most brilliant in spring, however, each season offers a unique experience. Autumn arrives with its gold and rust hues; summer offers a myriad of fresh, contrasting green foliage; winter arrives with a cold blast presenting a leafless, skeletal beauty all its own. In all four seasons unexpected seasonal delights appear. The garden is one in which to roam, muse and quietly surrender time.

 Directions to Ewanrigg