Thursday, October 21, 2010

Open Gardens

The lovely Annette from Under the Loupe has sent me details of some beautiful gardens which are open this weekend in her area of the world this weekend.  Enjoy. These  gardens are listed in the Australian Open Garden Scheme.

Saturday and Sunday 23-24 October 2010 10am - 4.30pm
Australia's Open Garden Scheme - Mullamuddy Park and Riverlea (near Mudgee)

Mullamuddy Park
Guided walk with Micael Bligh at 2pm each day
Parkland setting for contemporary house with flowing borders of hardy cottage favourites
Grassed terrace, raised vegetable and herb gardens.
Entry: $6
Funds raised for Kananda, Mudgee

Mullamuddy Park
Beautiful garden designed by Michael Bligh

I have been to a workshop conducted by Michael Bligh and it was the best garden experience I have had.  It is well worth a visit to any garden that he has designed.

Directions: From Mudgee travel south on Castlereagh Hwy for 9.5km and turn right into Horse Flat Lane. Go further 1.5km. Access suitable for small buses.

Mediterranean style garden designed to provide spaces for relaxation and home grown produce on 3acres.
Collection of drought hardy salvias, rugosa roses, olives, grasses and clumping bamboos
Garden and jewellery stalls. Tea and lunches available.
Entry : $6
Funds raised for Mudgee Branch of CanAssist

Cleverly designed Mediterranean-style garden

Directions: From Mudgee travel south on Castlereagh Hwy for 17km to Riverlea Road on left. Garden is second house on the left, approximately 600m from highway.

Visiting beautiful gardens is a lovely way to spend the weekend if you get the chance.  Visit the Australian Open Garden Scheme website to find out what gardens are open in your area - or make a weekend of it and pack your bags for a drive.

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