Diggin’ Spring

Posted on: November 4, 2008

As well as getting out in our garden, we used the 4 day weekend to draw some inspiration from the fabulous Diggers Club gardens – St Erth in Blackwood and Heronswood in Dromana.

St Erth is a lot closer to our end of town so we manage to get there a bit more frequently than Heronswood. They have a fabulous display and selection in their retail shop, of dry shade plants such as Hellebores and Clivias (like this one):

Clivias are just gorgeous but can someone please tell me – why are they SO expensive? They were almost $20 for a little tube at Diggers.

I took a note down of many names of the plants they had in their dry shade section, to research and keep in mind for our front garden that only really gets morning sun. These pretty little woodland flowers are just so charming.

They also has a wonderful little cafe that uses the fresh produce from their own garden. Here are some photos I took of the garden HERE.

Blackwood, where St Erth is located, is very close to Daylesford so we popped up there and had some tea and scones at The Convent gallery and cafe – the gardens there are just divine. No pun intended 🙂

Some more photos from The Convent in Daylesford HERE.

Heronswood were holding their annual Spring Festival this weekend and the gardens were just gorgeous. There were lots of visitors to take advantage of the free garden tours and workshops.

I particularly loved their beautiful vegetable parterre garden.

(that’s a hedge of curry plants and lemon thyme in the back there
– I think I’m a bit in love with the lemon thyme)

Biggest and most beautiful cabbages I’ve seen in my life

Lots of pretty flowers

More photos from the Spring Festival HERE.

I will most definitely doing my darndest to get back to Heronswood in early-mid December when the more unusual and stunning climbers will be in bloom!

1 Response to "Diggin’ Spring"

wow! spring! how nice.

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