Open Garden at Phillip Johnson’s Billabong Falls in Olinda

Exhibition and Shows

23 Nov 2019 to 24 Nov 2019

Phillip Johnson’s garden Billabong Falls was the inspiration for the ‘Trailfinders Australian Garden’ that won Best in Show at Chelsea Flower Show 2013.

Phillip specialises in the establishment of environmentally sustainable billabongs, natural (chemical free) swimming pools and water features that are replenished by stormwater, set within naturalistic landscapes where rock is used to spectacular effect.

Be mesmerised by the sheer grandeur of the surrounding Mountain Ash and ancient tree ferns in this garden.
The landscape is a sanctuary for native plants and animals, promoting health and wellbeing in a natural setting that supports water sustainability in our ever-changing climate. Features include native plantings, naturalistic waterfalls, dry riverbeds and billabongs that are fed by driveway and roof water runoff around the house and the design studio. The garden also exhibits timber walkways, stepping stones, an outdoor shower, and much more.

A sausage sizzle is being held by the local CFA and Phillip’s Design Studio will be open to the public for the weekend

Access is difficult as slopes are steep. There is no wheel chair access into rear of property, and prams are not advised – although the garden can be viewed from the deck.


Family Friendly


From AU$5.00

Free for children under 18

Event Times

23 Nov 2019 to 24 Nov 2019

Once Only Event


Billabong Falls, Olinda

1 Holden Road, Olinda, 3788

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