Teapots and Thyme

Black Forest


10 Winifred Avenue, Black Forest

Saturday 28 September 2019
to
Sunday 29 September 2019

10:00 AM
to
4:30 PM

Description

 

The verge in front of the charming, wisteria-wrapped bungalow is crammed with plants suggesting that a passionate gardener lives within! The traditional front lawn is long gone and in its place is a pretty and productive garden of bee and insect-loving cottage plants, seasonal vegetables and fruit trees. An espaliered passionfruit hugs the fence and with a creative touch of whimsy, the teapots for which the garden is named, hang among the foliage and fruit.

In the back garden, another wisteria graces a pergola and two large deciduous trees give winter light and summer shade creating a beautiful place to sit and enjoy the seasonal aspects of the Mediterranean waterwise planting. A small pond is home to croaking frogs, and at the end of the garden, chooks enjoy scratching among more fruit trees. Their composted manure makes this sustainable organic garden thrive. A narrow, hidden path leads to a shade house, potting table, compost bins and worm farm. 

The owner loves the different textures and shapes of succulents and there are many in pots and throughout the garden. Interesting objects have been cleverly re-used with artistic flair and add a touch of fun to Teapots and Thyme: a much loved and welcoming family garden.

 

Extra activities: Activities for children will be provided by the garden owner who is the author of two children’s books of imaginative crafts utilising materials found in gardens and in nature.

Please note: There is a small in-ground pond.

The nominated charity for this garden is: OzHarvestSA

Garden Notes

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General entry to each garden is $8 and $6 for OGSA Members and for those with a Commonwealth Government Pensioner Concession Card or Health Care Card (not Seniors Cards). Current Season Garden Owners and TAFE Horticultural Tertiary students are also entitled to the $6 concessional entry. Children Under 18 are FREE. These cards must be shown at the gate.

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