Cup day week FOG

We will take a few days off before opening again for the last weekend of the 2016 Festival of Gardens. The last two days have been typical spring climes – bright sun, massive wind gusts, heavy showers, clouds, mizzle, a burst of heat, heavy showers, repeat, etc.

The weather and mozzies have probably kept quite a few people away, even though gardeners are a hardy lot. We have met some lovely ones and they have loved our garden, and Frances’ Newstead Natives – which we have for sale over the Festival.

Round about 25 visitors today, and 20 yesterday, have all helped support our garden. Thanks!

I managed to visit “Serenity” in Hilliers St yesterday. A wonderful room-filled garden, each space with a different energy and aspect (you could spend the whole day following the sun or the shade around in Chris and Richard’s garden). Many interesting plants and propogations, plus vibrant fruit trees (envious of the Mulberry) and veges. Duncan the shetland pony; the source of everything good. I plan to get to Laceys and Roger’s Antares for a wander as well. We all have very different Newstead gardens.

We are open again to visit on Saturday and Sunday 5/6 November – and our produce exchange will be on as usual Saturday 5th outside Dig cafe 10.30 – noon. Pick up some produce and then call in to see where some of it comes from!



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