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Come and see these 8 open gardens for free
Open Gardens - Do you ever wonder how much time people spend to get a beautiful garden? Or perhaps you wonder how they figure out what to put where and which plants are best.
Of course, if you can afford it, a horticulturalist is the way to go as many of them also design gardens. However, for many of us, we do our own planning and work out what we like and where to put it to enhance our gardens.
I love going around and seeing what sort of ideas other people come up with in their gardens, be they small or large! I find it fascinating how some people can make a virtual oasis out of almost nothing. I have often seen this at open gardens and will continue going to them, as I also find I get good ideas for my own small garden while looking at others.
You can now have the opportunity to attend the inaugural open gardens, presented by the Waverley Garden Club. This will be held on 10th November, 2018 and entry to all eight gardens is FREE. All gardens will be open from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm.
These consist of the following home open gardens, all of which are quite close to each other:
LINDA'S GARDEN Linda's garden is situated at 5 Woolcock Road, Burwood. It has a courtyard garden with heaps of flowers. There are also fruit trees, and Linda's garden was the winner of Gardening Australia's Gardener of the Year, for a regular sized garden!
So don't miss this one as even though the award was in 2016, it is sure to still be beautiful!
LYN AND ERROL'S GARDEN Lyn and Errol's garden is situated at 9 Ewart Lane, Burwood. This is a townhouse-sized cottage-style garden that has flowers, herbs and they have planted an experimental patch of natives.
GILL AND MICK'S GARDEN
Gil and Mick's garden is situated at 53 Euston Road, Hughesdale. They planted this garden just over 12 months ago, and it is a small, lush garden which has natives, wicking beds, vegetables, and successful fruit trees.
ZOFIA'S GARDEN Zofia's garden is situated at 20 Imperial Avenue Mt. Waverley. This garden has many sustainable features including chickens, ponds and worm farms. This, in turn, helps to make Zofia self-sufficient in vegetables!
MELISSA'S GARDEN Melissa's garden is situated at 15 Kippax Court, Mt Waverley. This garden is family and pet-friendly. Melissa has a purple theme in the garden. Her garden is a water-wise one in that it is designed to cope with little looking after, little water and pets/family sometimes treading on it.
NORBERT AND MEE LEE'S GARDEN
Norbert and Mee Lee's garden is situated at 433 Stephensons Rd, Mt Waverley. They believe in organic gardening, and as such have set up their garden with this in mind. They also set up the garden with companion planting, and this helps to produce many unusual and fresh vegetables and fruit that can be used for the whole family.
Nick's garden is situated at 40 Hampshire Road, Glen Waverley. Nick has designed his garden so that there is little maintenance even though there is a lot in this garden. It is carefully maintained with an abundance of plants in pots.
Sheila's garden is situated at 262 Lum Road, Wheelers Hill. The garden is a cottage style one which has many plants with a lot of colour. Sheila has also incorporated garden art and statues to make this a very interesting garden. She uses tank water to grow old-fashioned flowers and vegetables, and there are vegetables all year round.