Variety of gardens to delight at Griffith Spring Fest | Photos

Rosa and Peter Piccolo

“Lilias”, 114 Mallinson Road, Lake Wyangan

More than 30 years ago Rosa and Peter set out to restore the “Maegraith” homestead (c. 1921) and the two-acre garden. Includes stone walls, birch forests, ornate hedging, unique outbuildings and ornamental features.

Supporting: Local charities

Open: Friday to Monday

Robyn and Peter Dal Broi

Farm 1301 Bradley Road, Tharbobang

This garden was created with large open spaces to complement the established gums, and Chinese elm and golden elm trees. The garden wraps around the house with a variety of native and exotic plants and shrubs.

Supporting: Griffith PCYC

Open: Friday to Sunday

Joy and Bruno Plos

“Belle Amour Garden”, 5 Maegraith Place, Somerton Park

An award-winning three-quarter-acre garden surrounded by ornamental trees. David Austin perfumed roses cascade over arbours and arches, leading to the sunken rose garden, complemented by irises forming perennial borders.

Supporting: Griffith Social Dancers

Open: Friday to Monday

Marj and Mick Careri

“Rosewood Park on Stokes”, 2355A Stokes Road, Hanwood

Surrounded by vineyards and orange trees, the three-acre garden is hedged by a wall of roses, flowering trees and shrubs. The gardens includes thousands of roses, arbours, arches and gables, as well as a gazebo on a large pond filled with water lilies and irises that provides a welcome respite.

Supporting: Binya School

Open: Friday to Monday

Emeri De Bortoli

De Bortoli Road, Bilbul

Like stepping into another world, with every plant and tree having a story to tell. Australian native grasses thrive, while there is a veggie patch with an abundance of produce, an impressive dam and rock waterfall.

Supporting: Country Hope

Open: Friday (from 1pm), Saturday, Sunday

Loretta Salvestro and Peter Booth

“Birra Li”, Bringagee Road, Warrawidgee

A large rambling homestead garden created 30 years ago from a bare paddock. It is a profusion of colour and texture with an array of plant combinations with a sprawling, almost wild look, with hedging creating structure and formality.

Supporting: Hanwood Public School

Open: Friday to Monday

Clare and Gavin Dal Broi

“Warrawidgee West”, Bringagee Road, Warrawidgee

Created 12 years ago as a fun and relaxing oasis in the middle of a farm. Roses, mixed perennial borders and natives surround expanses of lawn with dotted sitting areas.

Supporting: Hanwood Public School

Open: Friday to Monday

Tori Horder and Lawrence Salvestrin

“Davit Farm”, Cashmere Road, Widgelli

An evolving, gracious, three-acre garden divided into large spans with French and Italian influences. The highlights are a formal lily pond, Monet lake and bridge, white-trunked forest, May and Mulberry walk, species rose garden and spectacular dry stone work.

Supporting: Riding for the Disabled

Open: Friday to Monday

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