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Alexandra & District Open Gardens

Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th October 2021  *  10am - 4pm  *  Come ... be inspired!

Garden #2
John Sharwood

'Alukea' was created by Pam as a garden for all seasons. John is dedicated to maintaining Pam's wonderful legacy which holds so many special memories for her family and many friends.

Garden Owners
John Sharwood

Address
'Alukea' 27 Grant Street, ALEXANDRA

Sharwood 3 -1655

What got you inspired to be a gardener?

Pam was a life long gardener, knowledgeable plants woman, creating beautiful spaces and places for people and birds at each of our family homes. John helped in the practical side of the garden's development, building garden beds, mowing, pruning and moving plants under Pam's guidance.

When Pam and John, moved into town (2011) from an extensive country garden (at Woodlea, Cathkin), little remained of the original garden (apart from the Chinese Elm, Camelia (near the front gate) and the variegated Pittosporum.

Pam and John did the ground work for the new garden, building new beds which were filled with cuttings and direct transplants from 'Woodlea', gifts from friends and treasures found during visits to nurseries far and wide.

'Alukea' was created by Pam as a garden for all seasons. John is dedicated to maintaining Pam's wonderful legacy which holds so many special memories for her family and many friends.

Salvias, sages and other dry climate perennials are complimented by roses and other colourful shrubs. Native plants are interspersed throughout the garden, attracting many birds, whose songs are enjoyed from dawn to dusk. Quirky garden sculptures, collected over many years have found homes within the garden.

The shady Chinese elm and nearby fountain, makes the back deck and garden a perfect retreat during summer.

Additional Attractions:

  • Botanical Art - Watercolour - Margaret Zaal
  • Rotary Club of Alexandra - Sausage sizzle
  • Cathy Moran - Author Children's Books
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The Alexandra & District Open Gardens Weekend has been running since 1990 and these are some of the best reasons to consider coming up to Alexandra and the district this October.

CONTACT US

P.O. Box 161
ALEXANDRA VIC 3714

Email:
info@alexandraopengardens.com.au

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