PADCA Open Gardens
12 – 13 October 2019
Niel and Mary Manig, 10 The Willows
This little front garden is truly part of mother earth. Like any good mother it feeds the gardeners’ need for colour and brightness; it provides for the birds and the bees and even the moles! It is a garden filled with trouble-free plants for easy upkeep.
Marie Bredenkamp, Halcyon, 25 Conifer Drive
This Place of Peace gives a picture-post card view of a wetland, with the sound of crackling bamboo in the background. The buck romp on the lawn at sunset, and a variety of birds pay daily visits. The planting is mainly indigenous, making the garden water-wise and low maintenance. The rose bed is the gardner’s indulgence.
Peter and Mary-Lynne Tennant, 14 Elm Ridge
The front roadside garden is on view. The garden is filled with soft-coloured traditional English and indigenous plants, which provide a background to the topiary bird.
Dave and Sylvia Mayo, 33 Cypress Way
This small garden is informal and requires little maintenance. The steep entrance space provides privacy from passing traffic. The narrow front patio garden is a leafy green retreat for friends and family, birds and bees, borrowing a backdrop of shrubs and trees from the Woodgrove common property.
Jason and Ann Londt, 34 Cypress Way
The roadside bank is planted with a colourful mix of roses, agapanthus, kniphofia and other perennials. The back garden, dominated by a lemon tree, has planter boxes for vegetables. Beyond the fence is a dry bank planted with aloes and succulents.