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in my own town

love this place they have made it a slice of fantasy just to see it and to know how much effort... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
Christine D
Peterborough, Australia
Quirky and interesting garden

We visited this private garden for a cost of 5.00 each. The lady of the house came out to greet us... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2016
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26 Oct 2017
“An oasis!”
11 Jul 2017
“in my own town”
11 Watkins Rd, Peterborough, South Australia 5422, Australia
+61 8 8651 2812
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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

What an effort to create such a lovely spot in such a harsh climate. Well worth a visit to see what hard work can accomplish. A friendly welcome and a long chat about the history of the garden, with photos.

1  Thank JDWilly
Reviewed 12 July 2017

love this place they have made it a slice of fantasy just to see it and to know how much effort they have put into this lovely garden, even better at Christmas with the light display

Thank Christine D
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Went to look at these gardens but from the roadside it looked a bit overgrown and unkempt so because we had elderly parents who are not quite steady on their feet decided to not go in

Thank Rosemary H
Reviewed 28 July 2016

When visiting Peterborough in South Australia's Mid North , a visit to Dragons Rest Habitat Garden is a must for nature and history lovers

Thank Robin W
Reviewed 8 June 2016

An interesting garden with lots of lovely rooms something different around every corner and only two people doing the work a credit to them wish it was closer to Adelaide so we could visit it more often

1  Thank annefeast
Reviewed 7 May 2016

We visited this private garden for a cost of 5.00 each. The lady of the house came out to greet us and told us the background for the garden which used to be a market garden and is now an important habitat refuge for wildlife,...More

1  Thank lindatAdel
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

This is a private garden retreat on the outskirts of Peterborough. It is only $5 admission, which is a token to support the development of the place. The grounds were once bare earth, and this is a harsh, arid climate. What has been achieved is...More

1  Thank internetken
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

This is an amazing garden. It lifts your spirit to visit it and be amongst all the beautiful plants, animals and birds, quirky statues, all credit to you Barbara and Brian. A real treasure of a place.

1  Thank Renny B
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Dragons rest is a delight. It is truly amazing what can be grown in the desert. It is clear loads of work goes into this garden. There is always something in flower. The Eremophila Garden is one of a kind and a spectacular display of...More

1  Thank Zen E
Reviewed 24 July 2015

This garden has had hours and hours of work done to bring it up a main tourist attraction in this town. A credit to the owners and a garden not to miss.

1  Thank 4x4wheelers
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