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Gardens delight

 

THREE iconic Leongatha gardens were open to the public to enjoy on the weekend as part of Open Gardens Australia.

 

The gardens of Peter and Jacquie O’Malley, Barb Fleming and Kerry Pritchard, and Barry and Glenys Paterson were enjoyed by hundreds of visitors.

 

The O’Malley garden featured a mix of natives and exotics over two and a half acres developed since 2006. The O’Malleys are now turning to mass plantings to reduce workload.

 

The Myrtaceae garden of Barb and Kerry was enjoyed by 263 visitors, and proceeds were split between the organisers of Open Gardens Australia, Leongatha Rotary and the CWA.

 

The garden received many favourable comments with a wide variety of natives and some exotics looking their best.

 

The Patersons’ creation, Glenbar Garden, is two acres of lawn surrounding specimen trees, shrubs, roses, colourful annuals and perennials.

 

The country style garden includes a mix of maples, weeping cherries and hedges, and fascinating water features.

 

Magic spot: Jacquie and Carly O’Malley smell the irises at the Nerrena Road garden.

Magic spot: Jacquie and Carly O’Malley smell the irises at the Nerrena Road garden.

 

Talented trio: Matt O’Malley, Dan Isgro and Peter O’Malley provided entertainment on the day.

Talented trio: Matt O’Malley, Dan Isgro and Peter O’Malley provided entertainment on the day.

 

Inverloch ladies: Mary Butcher (left) and Judy Caughey appreciated the O’Malley garden.

Inverloch ladies: Mary Butcher (left) and Judy Caughey appreciated the O’Malley garden.

 

Sharing garden: Myrtaceae owners Barb Fleming and Kerry Pritchard at the entrance to her garden.

Sharing garden: Myrtaceae owners Barb Fleming and Kerry Pritchard at the entrance to her garden.

 

Welcome: Ross and Di Garner man the entrance gate at Myrtaceae.

Welcome: Ross and Di Garner man the entrance gate at Myrtaceae.

 

Gardening gurus: Max and Helen Kennedy at Myrtaceae.

Gardening gurus: Max and Helen Kennedy at Myrtaceae.

 

Relaxing time: Heather and Takwai Mak with an orange Pyrostegia over the back verandah at Myrtaceae.

Relaxing time: Heather and Takwai Mak with an orange Pyrostegia over the back verandah at Myrtaceae.

 

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