GARDENING on THE EDGE 2016

This year the Maleny Garden Club through the generosity of its members and other community minded folk in Maleny and surrounding areas is able to present 6 gardens in a garden trail that will be open for inspection over the weekend of Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th June.

The gardens range from small in area, but abundant in planting, to gardens covering 10 acres or more. Using the map, which will be provided when purchasing tickets, the trail is clearly marked out and with plenty of directional signs and should be very easy to find. The trail covers approximately 14kms from Garden #1, taking in the Garden Market at the Maleny Showgrounds and concluding at Garden #6.

Garden #1
This large country garden has been extended over the last few years to cover about half the 7 acre property. With beautiful high-set rural view towards Montville and part of Flaxton many types of plants are featured. A variety of brugmansia, petrea, and exotic shrubs border a grass terrace walk which makes a circuit of the property. Various seating areas complement the landscaping while making the most of the view. A golf cart will be available for transport down the long driveway.

Garden #2
This garden was first established about 10 years ago, with some rock walls, native trees and shrubs. During the past 6 years the walls have been extended and more gardens created, with plantings of camellia, azaleas and trees both native and exotic. At any time of the year there is colour from shrubs or trees, which also encourage birdlife and butterflies. There are also many different tropical gingers around the garden.
CWA Catering tea, coffee light refreshments and lunch.

Garden #3
This park-like property has been developed over the past 6 years and has an abundance of established trees including Blue Quandong, and many more. The garden consists of a series of different spaces including a vegetable garden, a cottage garden, a woodland area and more formal spaces with clipped hedges and mass plantings, most of which are linked by meandering paths and expansive lawns.
Coffee van will be on site.

Garden #4
A long, shady, clivia-lined driveway leads to the house and front garden with sweeping views over neighbouring farmland and the Glasshouse Mountains. Mature trees, sprawling cottage gardens, mass plantings of agapanthus and clivias, spring and summer bulbs, and a selection of roses, camellias and magnolias, and vegies in raised beds are incorporated around the old bails and yards of this 10 acre portion of a former dairy farm. Curved beds and gravel paths are used extensively in this large, rambling informal garden.
Local potter Dierdre Phipps will be working in this garden.
Clivias for sale (yellow & other colours).

Garden #5
This is a small garden, just 1 acre but it is very attractive, being ringed by many native trees. We have developed it hugely since we came here 12 years ago. On the West side of the pretty Queenslander house is a 2-tiered deck where guests can enjoy refreshments (weather permitting). The highlight of this garden is an area inspired by the stone gardens we knew in Japan. There are several oriental features and a boardwalk leading to surprising structures.
Cupcake and Drinks for $5 – proceeds to Maleny Soldiers Memorial Hospital.

Garden #6
My husband and I moved to Maleny 5 years ago from a cattle property west of Bundaberg. We transferred plants, pots, garden ornaments, rocks, greenhouse and all our gardening tools. The house was new so we began to plant out daylilies on the front slope, roses, dahlias, agapanthus, pentas, geraniums, salvias etc. We also transplanted peach trees, grape vines and mulberry trees from our property. There is a large vegetable garden along our back fence. A greenhouse contains orchids and different pot plants. It is such a pleasure to see how well they have all done.
Plant stall in this garden.