Nioka 2022

Saturday 28 May, 2022 to
Sunday 29 May, 2022

10.00am - 4.30pm

Entry: $10 Adults/$6 Students/Under 18 free

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Garden Notes

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Photos by Brett Horan

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'Nioka' is the garden of ceramic artist Jack Lätti. Set in the hills of Research, Jack’s garden is where he combines his two passions – quirky ceramic pots and bold and colourful cacti and succulents such as stapelias, echeverias, crassulas, and a vast collection of aloes. The garden is predominately planted with Aloes from South Africa, and succulents from all over the world.

The Aloes and succulents are particularly suited to the dry environment of the area and Nioka is a perfect example of a low water use garden.

There are hints of Jack’s South African heritage throughout the garden in the plants, boulders and structures – all nestling comfortably in the surrounding landscape of eucalypts.

Jack creates very original pottery, ranging from tableware to amazing ‘vessels’ for potted succulents, which are displayed on tree bollards set amongst the Aloes and succulents.

Visitors are welcome to look at Jack’s working pottery studio and wander through the small nursery area where he propagates his plants. A selection of ceramic art and plants will be for sale at the garden opening.

This garden will make a fascinating visit and has beautiful views of distant mountains and the Kinglake area.

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