Category Archives: historic gardens

The garden path


Closer to home, this path leads to precious nature.

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Lavender fields forever


If you’re ever in northern Tasmania, a must see is Bridestowe Lavender farm for its pure, pure lavender oil.

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Prague snow


Yesterday, sunny and warm, today – snow in Prague – barren but beautiful.    

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Winter in Prague


Strahov monastery gardens in Prague – a morning view.  

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Window Boxes of Prague


We are reaching the end of our stay in Prague. It was more than expected – a truly wonderful city. Here are some gardening ideas to bring home – we should all have at least one window box or the … Continue reading

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Pots of Prague


We have been visiting Prague to research some family connections (see my blog Findingstanvodak ). Even though this has been quite time consuming, not to mention difficult, as we do not speak Czech, we have still managed to incorporate some sightseeing.  These … Continue reading

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A Garden Odyssey


November is the time when all the magnificent Open Gardens are on display. I visited one such garden this morning in its splendour. Set on eleven acres and around one hundred and forty years old, Dreamthorpe, is a woodland wonderland … Continue reading

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Edna Walling Cottage


Edna Walling was one of Australia’s best known landscape gardeners. Both a gardener, writing for the1920’s publication Australian Home Beautiful and an accomplished photographer, she was commissioned by many distinctive owners, including the Murdoch’s of Cruden Farm. Last night we … Continue reading

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Those special garden features


Father’s Day at a heritage listed mansion, Rippon Lea, built in1867 yielded its many treasures both inside and out. If you’re looking to upgrade your garden feature any time soon, here are my top ten suggestions A Romanesque pool With … Continue reading

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