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Other People's Gardens
Do you enjoy other people's gardens?
Photographic artists Renata Buziak and Lynette Letic collaborated to provide a glimpse of various residential gardens in the Pine Rivers area. Their exhibition focuses on artworks, photographs and verbal stories which have been collected over the past two years.
Gardeners come from all walks of life but whatever their background their gardens can be a significant part of their lives. What they grow, be it exotic or imported specimens, natives, edible plants, or even ones of sentimental value can stimulate peace and tranquility, provide fresh seasonal produce, or be a place for family and friends to gather. A beautiful garden can create a sense of pride and achievement in the owner and encourage a connection to nature.
Residential gardens are also essential to the maintenance of biodiversity of flora and fauna within the region. Peter Storer, a member of the Society for Growing Australian Plants, will describe the principles he used to revegetate a typical Samford block (open pasture) to create a wildlife haven that abounds with birds,mammals, reptiles, frogs, butterflies and other invertebrates.
Other participating gardeners included artist in felt Wendy Bailye, Brad and Donna Davies, artists Venus and John Ganis, Helen and David Evans, Beth Garland, Elizabeth Kersh, Dianne Hodge, Elisabeth and Paul Scott, Mandy Garland and Jill S. Clair Jordan.
See the Exhibition: 5 June - 18 July 2015 at the Pine Rivers Art Gallery, 7/199 Gympie Rd, Strathpine. Exhibition Opening: 6 for 6:30pm on Friday 12 June 2015
Attend the Educational Program of free public talks: Saturday 20 June
10:30-11:30am - Creeks: Nature's Garden with the Ultimate Water Feature by Grant Witheridge 11:30am-12:30pm - Weeds- and how to replace them with native plants by Donna Farrell from the Kumbartcho Sanctuary Saturday 18 July
10:30-11:30am - How to attract wildlife to your garden by Peter Storer
11:30am-12:30pm - Artist talk by Renata Buziak and Lynette Letic
Do you know how to attract wildlife to your garden? Image by Peter Storer.
The Pine Rivers Art Gallery, known for its strong commitment to local arts in the Moreton Bay region, includes a shop where you can support local artisans.
Open 10:00 - 4: 00 Monday to Saturday
Biochrome technique. Images from pineriversgardens.tumblr.com