I’ve been doing a little research on famous artists, their studios and gardens that inspired them. Interestingly I couldn’t find too many famous gardens that artists had created in Australia, not as many as I found in Europe anyway. You may be aware of some of these, in particular Monet’s garden at Giverney, France. Monet created a special garden and now historic site that inspired many of his painting including his now famous waterlillies.
In Australia I did find several gardens including the garden and studio of artist Arthur Streeton (1867-1943) at 15 RANGE ROAD OLINDA, Yarra Ranges Shire, known as ‘Longacres“. Streeton’s home included a gallery, a painting studio, a caretakers residence and several outbuildings in an informal garden on about 5 acres of land. To learn more, check out the helpful links I’ve added to a dedicated page on my website called Artists’ Studios & Inspiring Gardens. If you like this article please feel free to share this on your social media page and or leave a comment about a famous artist’s garden you have visited.