Sam Cox's garden

12 Lorimer Road, Wattle Glen

Saturday 15 October, 2016 to
Sunday 16 October, 2016

10.00am - 4.30pm

Entry price $8 (children U18 free)


Evocative of the 'Australian bush landscape', the garden developed by Sam Cox and Lisa Hatfield has been created from a setting which - two decades ago - was surrounded by paddocks and a few remnant Red Box and Yellow Gums.

Sam has long been committed to the principles of naturalism in landscape design, having been mentored by Gordon Ford. The placement of basalt boulders, meandering soft-surfaced pathways and integrated ponds and waterfall also recall the design techniques of Edna Walling and Ellis Stones.

This garden has a seamless progression between differently themed spaces. It brims with native birds and other wildlife, and sensory appeal throughout.

Sam will discuss their garden and the challenges facing gardens by 'the new normal' of higher temperatures and reduced rainfall in his talks at 11.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. on Saturday 15 October.

Garden notes are written by the garden owners to describe their garden.
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Garden Notes

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