Garden of memories


The Garden

Over the past twenty five years, Val has redesigned the back garden from a full size section of old fruit trees that had stopped bearing friut and huge microcarpa’s from the neighbours property hanging over into Vals property, to a peaceful cottage style garden of beautiful colour.

Our garden name comes from the memories I have from staying in touch with the family I bought my home from in 1995. We visited each other regularly until they moved to Canberra.  However, we did visit them in Canberra 2019. 

And the healing my garden bought me as I worked tirelessly to bury sad feelings from losing my eldest son 17 years ago.

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The Gardener

Val inherited her passion for gardening from her Mother.

Val retired from the fashion and beauty world twelve years ago and she married husbandAllan Parker.

Allan has been an integral part in modernising the home and structural features around the garden.


Garden Details

5 Borrowdace Ave , Howick.
09-535-7782. 0274767003
Contact Person
Val Lott
Tours from November - February – by appointment only.
Garden Size
751 square metres, with flat and easy strolling.
Garden visits are $8 per person.
Off street parking for mini bus or 3 cars. Plus street parking available
Toilet available.
Food Available
Devonshire tea $5 per person. Includes fresh homemade scones with jam and cream. Tea or coffee.
Val offers high tea’s for small groups of 10 -15.
Seating for 30 people.
Wheelchair Access
Requires assistance up slight step. My husband is normally here to do this.
Dogs Allowed
No dogs or children.
Children Allowed
No dogs or children.
Yes we can do wedding photos, please call for a price.
Guided Tours
Val is happy to take her visitors around the garden and answer any questions you may have.