The heritage garden village of Mt Wilson in the Blue Mountains area of NSW has five gardens open through the Open Gardens Australia scheme. One of these is Bisley, an impressive 4ha English-inspired mature parkland.
Mt Wilson in autumn is a splendid place. Located in the Blue Mountains area of NSW, it is within reach for a day trip from Sydney (although who can resist a stopover somewhere in the mountains). It’s a spellbinding enclave … Continue reading →
Why would you spend hours, days or weeks making something exquisitely beautiful that’s not going to last? The world of the ephemeral sculptor is an intriguing one. By using material that decays, rots, slumps or falls apart with weathering, these … Continue reading →
Villa Massei sits high on a hill overlooking beautiful countryside near the town of Lucca. It’s easy to argue that any garden would look spectacular in such a setting. When a 16th century hunting lodge, with its old bricks, faded … Continue reading →
Windyridge at Mt Wilson in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney is one of those quintessential cool-climate gardens. Growing on the rich soils of an old volcanic plug, Windyridge has been developed over nearly 20 years by Roger and Wai … Continue reading →
‘Tropical Breeze’ has been a labour of love for Helen Curran for many years. Tucked away in north-western Sydney, it is an oasis of both calm and tropical abundance where neighbours and a busy road outside seem far away. And … Continue reading →
Apart from the main gardens at MIFGS, there were plenty of other exhibits to see – the small details within some of the gardens, sculpture, nursery exhibitors, cubby houses, well-known faces and fun in the crowd. Here are just a … Continue reading →
Peter may be a bit annoyed when he sees these photos. I visited him today and started snapping away in his tiny courtyard garden without warning him I might publish the photos on GardenDrum. So I didn’t bother about tucking away hoses, or pushing watering cans aside, or trimming off a bit of dead leaf here or a spent flower there. This is his garden ‘ungroomed’, although you’ll probably say – why would you need to? Continue reading →