Entry $8, Members $6, Under 18’s free.
Doug and Peg Kennedy are opening their garden to raise funds for the Salvation Army.
It is a beautiful large 4000 square metre garden with exotic areas, as well as cultivated and natural areas of native bush. Bandicoots are welcome to live and to raise their young, and if you are lucky you might see a few as you wander around. Doug and his wife Peg have established the garden over the past 15 years, transforming it from a natural bush block into a green and shady oasis.
There are areas with shade loving exotic plants with full reticulation including ferns, cliveas, gingers, monstera’s, philodendrons, and coleus. Doug has added native drought hardy species including plantings of large swathes of spectacular everlasting daisies to the bushland that borders the property.
There are many species of trees including Blackbutt, Jacarandas, Eucalypts, Melaleuca’s, Tipuana, Kurrajong, Casuarina’s and fruit bearing Mango trees. A feature of this garden is the many forms and textures that catch the light as you move through the garden, achieved by clever plantings of lush foliage undergrowth and towering trees above.
Clivea’s and Hydrangea are used in several of the shaded areas as undergrowth, whilst Callistemons bring colour and birdlife to sunnier parts. Winding pathways strategically placed within the garden lead you through one area of interest to another, including a shade house, in which Peg has on display many pots of exotics such as orchids.
Tea/Coffee, biscuits & cakes for sale
No dogs allowed