Lately, we have been focusing on the numerous benefits of gardening as well as the props you need to set up a garden party. In our defence, I must admit that it’s just the right season for all of this. To prove my words, today, I am going to write about one of my favourite events Melbourne Open Gardens. It is part of the incentive, undertaken by the non-profit Australia Open Gardens. The organization aims to open private gardens for the public.
Little corners of haven which would never have been exposed to anyone interested, are opening their secret gates for the wide public. It is a fun experience that allows you to observe how other devoted gardeners have arranged their spots. In case you are looking for some inspiration, Australia Open Gardens might just be the right place for you.
Three Open Gardens in Melbourne
On the weekend of 4th – 5th May, you can visit three private gardens that will let visitors from all walks of life enter their premises. The properties are:
Umes Garden at 44 Brown St., Heidelberg
Arranged in contemporary style, the property shines with the creative usage of the space, the intriguing plants and features. A vine covered pergola makes for a romantic focal point and adds a fairy-tale effect. A vegetable patch and even some hens diversify the atmosphere, making it more rustic and authentic. The owners have added a DIY stonewall and a pizza oven to make the garden more functional. With its wheelchair and pram access, it is the prefect location to host casual family gatherings and birthday parties.
Meliodora at 5-7 Georges Avenue Templestowe
A real treat for the eye – Meliodora is planted mostly with bushes. Additionally, the owners have saved a small spot for a veggie garden for organic food. The pool and the mosaic sculptures class up the space. However, the most remarkable asset is the one-of-a-kind garden furniture. Visitors are welcome to take their best four-legged friends with them. The garden is also accessible for wheelchairs and prams.
Enclosures of Green at 99 Ellesmere Parade Rosanna
European influence is obvious in this garden. Designed in formal French style, Enclosures of green makes for a little piece of heaven. It has a stunning reflection pool – just like the one I would imagine an European princess of the Middle Ages would like to stand before. This garden is certainly atypical and worth seeing.
Additional Information About Melbourne Open Gardens
There is an entrance fee for each garden you decide to visit – $7 per person. However, children can access the gardens for free. Additionally, you should adhere to the opening hours which are from 10 am till 16.30 pm. You can find more information about the Australian Open Gardens on the official site of the organization: http://www.opengarden.org.au/