The rich terra rossa soils which produces multi award winning wines in the South East is also responsible for nurturing the most diverse plant and interest filled gardens that you can visit.

St Mary’s Wines is owned by the Mulligan family who have lived in the Penola community for over 100 years.

The property is situated 15 kilometres west of the township of Penola in the South East of South Australia on land purchased by the family in 1937.

In 1984 Barry and Glenys Mulligan researched the establishment of a vineyard on a 200 acre section of the Terra Rossa ridge that runs through the property.Nestled among the vines is St Mary’s Homestead and Cellar Door, surrounded by four acres of garden that has evolved and developed over 70 years.

Dry stone walls, paths, borders and artworks compliment a kaleidoscope of colour created by hundreds of roses, flowers, shrubs and trees.

It is open for viewing from 10:00am to 4:00pm daily, except Good Friday and Christmas Day.
The garden is also available for wedding ceremonies, garden clubs and bus tours.






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In the Garden is an exciting new local South Australian TV program on Channel 9 this Summer & next Autumn showcasing the best ‘green’ stories this state has to tell. Check out the latest in garden trends, new plants and top tips to keep those gardens blooming.