Stokes Bay Bush Garden
Stokes Bay Bush Garden
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Garry A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
We cannot believe this beautiful garden has been destroyed. We enjoyed our visit there so much & I have shown our photos of the garden to enthusiasts of native plants here in and around Toowoomba. I can’t begin to imagine how the Stanton’s are coming to terms with this huge loss. We recall John on his tractor removing plants that had had their time, to make way for new ones. We were very surprised to see so much colour & variety given the prolonged dry & loved the “raft” on the dam @ other wonderful quirky corners.
Our heartfelt sympathy to John & Carol. Your lovely garden was highly recommended to us by our wonderful hosts on Kangaroo Island, Peter & Faye May. I know those hands will be busy again & there will be another beautiful creation. Our very best wishes for recovery.
Dianne Hazel & Garry Ackland
Ballard QLD
Written 13 January 2020
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Realitys Reworked
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Stokes Bay Bush Garden was completely destroyed by the recent fires on Kangaroo Island. A beautiful and peaceful place with over a thousand Australian plant species and the insects they harbored wiped out in minutes!

John & Carol Stanton also lost their family home of many decades. Their Facebook page says...
"...We are devastated but staying positive ... ...however at this stage there is no intentions of reopening."
Written 7 January 2020
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Tony and Pamela C
Melbourne, Australia37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
I was reluctant to visit this amazing garden but am so glad I did. It is a garden of native Australian plants. The colours were glorious - a variety of shades in different colours. Red, blue, yellow, pink, green, white etc. We had seen many on the indigenous plants on the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail but not known there names. We were able to discover the names. After paying pick up a sheet of paper and pencil to write the names of plants you want in your own garden. We spent almost 1 1/2 hours and could have stayed longer. It’s well worth a visit.
Written 6 November 2019
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Nola M
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
I loved seeing this garden even when it meant seeing it in driving rain. Still, everything was in flower in Spring, the best time to see a bush garden with Australian native plants. I did wish though that instead of being given a plant key to see what was planted the plants had just been given plant labels
Written 17 October 2019
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AlicePng
Singapore, Singapore136 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
My husband find this place a joy to visit and was very busy taking photographs, while I'm a bit lukewarm about it even though I love flowers...perhaps because on the day we visited , many flowers were not in bloom. Still, we spent more time than we intended exploring the whole place.

Having a small garden ourselves, we can fully appreciate the sheer amount of effort being put in to turn the whole place into a huge garden. It's an amazing effort of a couple who appears very much in bliss, enjoying their KI lifestyle... tending to gardens (even sailing to go lobster 'hunting'),

Stokes Bay Bush Garden is off the usual KI attraction trail. Best time to visit would likely be in summer when most flowers are in bloom....
Written 1 October 2019
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gravity6
Port Augusta42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
This place must be a lifetime’s work. So many different plants to look at, easy to navigate and great value at $8 each. And this is coming from someone who is not really a plant lover, but we should have taken the offer of a notepad and pencil as there were some great plants that would have been a feature in our yard at home. An older gentleman met us and explained the paths and signs....hope he has family that will take it over so it will continue. Also we visited in drought, so although we could see the impact, it was still a spectacular native garden.
Written 19 April 2019
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Cherilyn M
Perth, Australia122 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
We were a little underwhelmed to be honest but it's probably due to the time of year as not much was in flower. It was a hot day but still a pleasant walk around the garden, some very unusual plants and obviously a lot of work gone into it.

We appreciated the welcome and information as well as the pencil and paper to write down names of anything that took our interest.

Great idea to re-use the handouts but once they get a bit tatty or grubby, it might be time to retire them and start giving out nice new ones :)
Written 5 April 2019
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SoloMode
Lakewood, CO303 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
This is a lovely private garden and the owner is so nice and super friendly. I'm sure if you were a gardener, he would be full of knowledge to share. There were so many little paths with beauty to discover on all of them. I'm so happy that the owners share their lovely oasis with us.
Written 19 February 2019
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dessertholiday
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Family
This is one of the best private gardens we have been to. There are a huge variety of plants to see (over 1000), all numbered with an accompanying guide with their name. We spent over an hour there. It is fun to follow the paths and discover so many new species of plants, there were many in flower at this time of year.
Written 8 January 2019
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Art H
Weaverville, NC394 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
Stopped here on the way to Stokes Bay, glad we did (much more interesting than Stokes Bay). This is a 4 hectare private garden that features plants native to Australia. They have well over 600 species represented along two trails. They have nice guide books that list the locations of the various species. Both trails have numerous small numbered signs that correspond to the numbers in the guide book. Very nicely done. It is also a very good place to bird watch. The owner was very friendly and a pleasure to talk to. There is a very modest entry fee.
Written 16 October 2018
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