Come on in and visit Wychwood Garden.....
Two acres of garden design inspiration.....
Right in the middle of the beautiful pastoral countryside of Mole Creek district on the route to Cradle Mountain and the Western Tiers.
Hedged corridors and old garden gates segue one garden "room" into another.....
The pristine creek running through the bottom of the garden is teeming with trout and visible right to the creek bed.
Hard to see in this picture but there are areas deliberately cut short and long creating subtle framing, shaping and staging.
The children's cubby house.
Just look at the espalier work on the apple tree on the side.
Espalier techniques are used extensively in the gardens as screens, walls and fencing .
Stunning ornate bird feeders and giant seed heads full of pollinating insects and bees, lush scents.
Another outdoor bower, one side covered with grape vine, another side with passionfruit and another with an espaliered apple tree, softening the structure and merging it with the garden.
Just look at the size of this Brazillian plant. It looks positively prehistoric and dwarfs Craig's 6'.
Each leaf is at least half his height across. Prickly and magnificent.
Pruned boughs are tied to form tomato staking.
Another idea I take away with me today is this supporting framework for floppy broad beans made from tied boughs.
And more Adirondack chairs!
Yonder is the most superb gift shop filled with gorgeous Swedish and German natural bristle brushes, string and twine from Italy and France made from jute, cotton, pure linen and even a hair fine paper thread. Garden implements to die for and of course a plant nursery.
Craig bought me a whole kilo spool of Italian cotton red and white string.
Will it become a crocheted floor mat?
It will be something to keep me busy on the long lonely nights without him in the year to come.
Wychwood Gardens and Nursery
80 Den Rd. Mole Creek
Open Thurs, Fri & Sat 10am-5pm Oct-April
Admission to the garden $6
Other times by appointment
(03) 6363 1210