Kendall District Gardeners have chosen seven gardens to feature in their open gardens day on Saturday, April 21.
Six of the chosen gardens have never previously opened their gates to the public.
For the seventh garden, belonging to Kerry and John at Kew, this is the second time around. Kerry and John find it totally fulfilling to perfect an already perfect garden.
Diane and Burt, also at Kew, have opened their garden up for the first time.
“It’s not quite ready, as all we gardeners say,” they said.
But when you visit this flowering, plant drenched creation you may disagree.
At Logan’s Crossing are two masterful gardens, side by side, but very different.
Graham and Pauline’s is thoughtfully designed.
Look for the over 100 orchids hanging in trees including bush tucker and unusual and endangered species.
Katy and Brendon are right next door, and their garden is wild and rustic, a haven for wildlife, plants and trees for shade and protection for Katy’s beloved horses, pets and family.
The other three new features, located at Bonny Hills, include Frances and Neville’s dream retirees’ home, where the garden flows around a smallish space but does not feel cramped in any way. Interesting plantings too.
Wayne and Fiona’s garden is a little over two acres and is best described as a habitat garden, endlessly enticing with clever hard design, an elevated boardwalk, a secret garden, a habitat garden, planted out with hundreds of trees and shrubs..
Next door is Diane and Bob’s two acre block, developed with the input of three generations of the family, over 35 years.
This makes for a very eclectic garden of fruit trees, flowers and mature rain forest trees producing edible produce.
Tickets, maps and garden descriptions are on sale, at $10 per person for all seven gardens, and children under 16 have free entry. Purchase from Kendall School of Arts or 24 Wandoo Place Bonny Hills from 10am.
Morning tea and light lunches will be available at Kendall School of Arts, and the gardens will close at 4pm.
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