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Viola's Patch - Open Garden

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Visit Viola in her hidden paradise
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You will see lots of futterbys at Viola's Patch (image by May Cross)


This beautiful and rambling garden was featured on television's Gardening Australia in October 2015, so you know that you are going to see something special. Viola'a Patch is an extensive garden and is opening to the general public on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September.

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Palm in Tropical Garden (image by May Cross)


Owner of this gorgeous garden, (the aptly named) Viola Hamilton, invites visitors to wander freely in her extensive patch of paradise. You will experience palms and ferns in the tropical section, to enviable sun-kissed verdant lawns that look like billiard table baize. And, of course, the grass is bordered by colourful, flowering, perennials and annuals. You will also be able to buy plants from Viola, who has done all the hard work for you,

daisy, Viola's patch, open garden, May Cross
Flowers Galore (image by May Cross)


The hidden garden is wheelchair accessible and is located at 280 Beaudesert-Beenleigh Road Bahrs Scrub in Logan City. The cost of admission is: $8.00 for adults and this year will hold some new horticultural surprises. Quota Beenleigh is the beneficiary of the charity opening day and it's hoped you and your friends will come again this year to spend the day roaming at leisure or for walk with Viola herself. There are propagating demonstrations, guided walks, catering and refreshments and children are of course welcome.

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You will find colour and inspiration (image by May Cross)


If you need any further inducement to attend, it's all for a good cause. The garden is opening in support of Mission Possible Volunteers Inc. which is a Logan City charity. Additionally, refreshments will be available, provided by Soroptimist International. Toilet facilities are available.

For further information and photos, visit the Open Garden website and lookup Viola's Patch .

What is Open Gardens South East Queensland?
Open Gardens features gardens that are open to the public. A charge is usually made to cover the cost of insurance. Some owners provide refreshments for visitors. When visiting these gardens, please allow time to appreciate the size and variety of the garden. The gardens listed have all been cultivated and maintained by the owner(s), so they will answer your questions. Not only will you get advice, but you may also be able to buy plants there.
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Why? To see a hidden paradise
When: Saturday 21 September and Sunday 22 September 10am to 4pm4
Where: 280 Beaudesert-Beenleigh Road Bahrs Scrub 4207
Cost: Entry: $8.00 adults, under 18s are FREE
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Thank you Susan. It looked like stained glass.
by May Cross (score: 3|5316) 523 days ago
May, amazing photograph of the butterfly. Great article
by Susan J Bowes (score: 3|1313) 523 days ago
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