The story of Fountain Gardens
Fountain Gardens was established ages ago… way back in the early 1960s.
The property was originally part of a dairy farm and included a swampy blackberry covered valley. The valley provided vehicle access to the cowshed and was partially dammed to provide drinking water for stock.
The dam now forms the main lake and two huge gum trees still remain from the many trees that once surrounded the dam.
In the mid 1970s the land was subdivided into kiwifruit blocks where suitable, and a walnut grove was planted in the valley where it was too steep for kiwifruit.
Fountain Gardens first opened for visitors on Boxing Day in 1995. It was then known as Cascade Fountain Gardens. It was open to the public for garden walks and was a popular tourist destination. Many of the fountains and garden art features were inspired by the extensive travelling the former owners had done. During this time the venue also had a theatre area where in the evenings musicians would provide entertainment to visitors.
Adrianne Connor used her creative talent to further transform the gardens from 2004 to 2015, creating a stunning wedding and special occasion venue.
Marie and Liza purchased Fountain Gardens in 2015 and are excited to further develop the venue enhancing this magical wedding and special event location.
Whilst the gardens are no longer open to casual visitors, groups are most welcome to visit the garden by appointment.