Nick Mount Glass Studio and Garden

Leabrook


2 The Parkway, Leabrook

Saturday 21 November 2020
to
Sunday 22 November 2020

10:00 AM
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4:30 PM

Description

 

At last we can welcome you to the OGSA 2020 Spring Season as the SA Health Department has now allowed us to open as public gardens, avoiding the limitations of residential gardens. We will follow a Covid Safe Plan with suitable distancing.

Please check back prior to the weekend in case there has been any change in Health Department regulations.

 

The garden opening of Nick and Pauline Mount, of Nick Mount Glass, is a rare opportunity to see how an artistic collaboration has created an environment fashioned over decades.

International glass artist Nick Mount uses his garden not only as a productive and decorative outdoor room but an integrated part of his artistic practice. The garden seamlessly embraces his studio, workshop and open sided “grinding Cabana”. 

There is evidence of hands-on creativity throughout the garden.  The garden is a work space, an inspiration and a refuge with a strong emphasis on fruit and vegetable growing. 

The small lawned area is delineated from the productive area by a pair of faux Roman pillars; there’s an Etruscan style fountain without water and a dovecot without doves.  A thick mooring rope links to a productive mound massed with vegetables and herbs.  Moored here are three small dinghies carrying a cargo of herbs and strawberries. 

Examples of Nick’s glassmaking are found adding beauty to the fruit and vegetable garden and a novel mini garden shed displaying garden tools makes another decorative feature.

In the front garden an imposing grapefruit tree contrasts with a crab apple tree which Nick has trained to look windswept.  The Mounts and their neighbours have extended their gardens with verge planting.

 

Extra activities: Visitors will have the chance to visit Nick’s studio and meet the artist.

Size: 900sqm

The chosen charity for this garden is: Youth Opportunities SA Inc

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.

Icons indicate if dogs on leashes are allowed or not allowed. Icons will also indicate the Garden’s  amenities including suitability for pushers and wheelchairs and toilet facilities. If these icons are not shown, these facilities are not available. Please click on Garden Protocol menu to see further information about  garden visits.

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