I recently had the privilege of photographing a garden in Monbulk. I’d been to visit it a few times in the past and I was amazed at how much it had grown. Just under two years of age, there are many bushes there of a mature size. The owner, Shirley, started the garden after she bought the house and ripped out what was there and started from scratch. My daughter (Shirley’s neighbour) informs me that Shirley has done this with previous homes and she’s obviously quite experienced in garden planning and design. It shows. Shirley is not a young woman and has done most of the work herself. A great way to keep physically active and fit in her older years.
I hope you’ll agree, from the photos below, that this is a great garden to visit and that you’ll keep your eyes open for possible open days at a later date. Many of her plants have been bought from Kuranga Nursery (one of my favourite nurseries too), as has her garden ornaments.
The kangaroo paw is looking well established.
Another section of her garden.
She had a variety of heath in her garden, this one originally from WA.
You can see more photos from her garden here.