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Alexandra & District Open Gardens

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

Garden #8
Liz & John Hunt

I love the evolving nature of the garden – there is always something new to dream about and plan, even if it comes after losing a tree or shrub due to storm – it becomes an opportunity to plant something new.

Garden Owners
Liz & John Hunt

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'Cathedral Gardens'

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'Cathedral Gardens' is set at the foot of the Cathedral Ranges. Over 25 years, the area has evolved from farmland with only a few mature trees, into a beautiful space with many different exotic and native trees and shrubs.

I have planted roses, camellia, azalea and magnolia close to the house, so I always have a lovely view from my kitchen window. There is a large pond with waterlilies, fish and a good population of frogs. There is a wisteria arbour, a vegetable garden and large orchard. The berry patch, which has raspberries, boysenberries and a large thornless blackberry. Some areas of garden are watered in summer with a computerised system – the west facing lawn, the rose garden, the orchard and the vegetable garden. All new plantings are watered regularly for one year, they are then on their own (unless it’s a special tree).

The garden is especially lovely in spring, with a flowering crab-apple walk, weeping cherry trees, Manchurian pear and many other blossoming trees. In autumn, after a few cold nights, the liquid amber trees lining the driveway are ablaze with red and gold. The garden is a peaceful place to sit and relax and enjoy listening to the many varieties of birds that visit.

I love the evolving nature of the garden – there is always something new to dream about and plan, even if it comes after losing a tree or shrub due to storm – it becomes an opportunity to plant something new.

Parking in paddock next to garden entrance.

Gravel paths and lawn, not really suitable to all abilities.

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P.O. Box 161
ALEXANDRA VIC 3714

Email:
info@alexandraopengardens.com.au

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