Avoca Street Garden

Saturday 18 July, 2020



Instagram Live

Click here to view a Walk in the Garden at Avoca Street with Sally-Anne Hains

A Walk in the Garden at Avoca Street

Watch the interview from our Instagram Live series ‘A Walk in the Garden’, hosted by landscape designer and OGV Committee member Stephen Read on Saturday 18 July. Stephen interviews garden owner Sally-Anne Hains as she takes us on a guided tour through her incredible garden in inner city Melbourne.

Stephen and Sally-Anne chat about how the dramatic and lush foliage of the planting provide a more 'chaotic' contrast to the formality of the 1934 Georgian-revival style house. Sally-Anne guides us through some of her fascinating plant collection including a towering cactus-like Euphorbia and the wonderful story of her rescued ancient Dragon Tree.

For those interested in the names of some of the plants featured in this interview see the list below:

Cycas revoluta (Sago Palm)
Furcraea bedinghausii (Century Furcraea)
Cotyledon orbiculata (Round-leafed Navel-wort)
Euphorbia regis-dubae (Cactus-like Euphorbia)
Euphorbia characias ssp. wulfenii (Mediterranean Spurge)
Dracaena draco (Dragon Tree)
Agave attenuata ‘Nova' (Attenuata Agaves)
Colocasia sp. (Elephant Ears)
Taxus baccata (English Yew)
Monstera deliciosa (Monstera / Swiss Cheese plant)
Phoenix canariensis (Canary Island Date Palm)
Hylocereus sp. (Dragon Fruit Cactus)
Tagetes sp. (Marigold)
Sonchus sp. (Sow Thistles)
Grevillea robusta (Silky Oak)

‘A Walk in the Garden’ is broadcast on Instagram Live at 3.00pm every second Saturday. Stay tuned for more details on the next interview.

Instagram Live Archive

Catch up on our previous 'A Walk in the Garden' interviews using the links below:

Melrose - Deborah Hambleton

Tugurium - Stephen Ryan

Arundel - Helena Buxton

Oak House - Sam Crawford


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