Fiona Brockhoff and David Swann’s own garden, Karkalla, and two other Mornington Peninsula gardens designed in conjunction with Fiona will be open 5-6 Jan 2013 as part of Open Gardens Australia. Gardens are open from 10am to 4.30pm

10 Keating Ave, Sorrento
Only limited parking in Keating Ave. Parking available in Koonya Beach carpark (10 min walk to garden).

Enter from Karkalla
$12 joint entry fee for Karkalla and Offshore.

49 Duffy St, Portsea
No parking in Duffy St. Park in Campbells Rd.
$7 entry.


Designer Fiona Brockhoff’s exceptional modern garden in coastal bushland displays great flair and an imaginative use of seaside plants. Successful combination of indigenous species and tough exotics including succulents and flax.
Beautifully executed limestone walls, gravel terraces and shell-grit paths. Formal organic vegetable garden; sculpture. 0.8ha (2ac). (Open Gardens Australian National Guide 2012-2013)


Sheltering behind sand dunes is a superb naturalistic landscape combining local indigenous and other native plants.
Rippling wallaby grass lawn, gravel garden of dune tussocks, shrubs, correas, leptospermum and Western Australian species, all reflecting a wide knowledge of Australian plants. Frog ponds. 0.6ha (1.5ac). (Open Gardens Australian National Guide 2012-2013)


Contemporary coastal garden complementing striking modern house. Structural elements are softened by clipped native shrubs, grasses and succulents.
Excellent integration of existing trees with broader landscape. 0.4ha (1ac). (Open Gardens Australian National Guide 2012-2013)