Boolarra Garden Club. – Dec. 2019

The group has been able to enjoy visiting a number of gardens during spring and fortunately the weather was kind. We have not had to venture far to see some diverse and beautiful gardens. A visit to Koornalla enabled us to wander in two very

Discussing the garden in Koornalla.

large gardens on either side of the Traralgon Creek. Beautiful mature trees really were the features and there was a spectacular bluebells walk just coming in to flower. Both gardens were steep in parts but had lots of different features and plants to enjoy. Two visits to Jeeralang Junction showed another two gardens at their best. In a valley of bush there was a wonderful native garden and an expert plantsman to share his knowledge and vision with us. He propagated plants from seeds and cuttings on a large scale and had many rare or unusual plants for us to admire. His propagating tables, green house and watering systems were worth seeing too. The other garden belonged to a Club member and we had visited before. She had changed her garden considerably and mass plantings of succulents are now the main theme. This was to reduce water use and maintenance and certainly looks great. The garden has stone terraces, lovely steps and plenty of paths to explore, especially around the lake and across a gorgeous red bridge.

Over the garden fence in Churchill are Spencer, Colin, Kerry and Marietta.

Marg’s garden in Churchill was an acre with cottage beds, trees, shrubs, fruit trees and vegetables all growing well. Then in Boolarra we had a wander in Marg’s garden and after admiring all the roses, clematis and variety too numerous to mention we enjoyed our lunch and a chat. All the rain has certainly made the gardens flourish and given us all plenty of weeding and mowing to do. Our Christmas lunch will take place in December so our visits are over for 2019. Thanks Jill and a special thanks to Marg for all the organising of visits, we loved them all.

Denise Schiller.