October 13th, 2022Musk gardens open
Two of Musk’s most beautiful gardens will open to visitors as part of Daylesford Spa Country Railway’s special fundraising run day next month.
On Saturday, November 12 the Daylesford Spa Country Railway will run trains from Daylesford to Musk, departing every half hour from 9.30am to 3.30pm with the $30 per person ticket including visits to both Musk Farm and Musk Manor gardens.
The event will also feature music, plant sales, refreshments and ticket prizes with all proceeds supporting the railway and accompanying children under 18 years free of charge.
Musk is known for its gardens with the soil ideal for planting and the surrounding forest and hills provide the perfect landscape. Musk Farm is an iconic garden that was developed by the late Stuart Rattle and has been loved by succeeding gardeners. Its many garden rooms are a delight for visitors as each offers another style and perspective on gardening from the picking areas surrounding the lovely renovated schoolhouse to the forest garden at the eastern end of the property.
Musk Manor is a young garden set in 2½ acres amid older trees. The garden has recently been developed to be a haven for birds, bees and butterflies. There are many flowering shrubs in the large garden areas, each of which have their own predominant palette. Attention has been paid to colour and scent. Many bird species can be seen in the garden over the spring and summer.
NB: There is no parking on site at Musk. Entry to the gardens can only be obtained via park and ride from Daylesford station