Monday, 19 November 2012

Our world Tuesday - Open Garden

I think it will be a lie to say that "My World" was not dominated by the 600 or so people we had visit our garden over the weekend.............. Now, before you assume I live in some form of palatial, sweeping lawn and full time gardener type of house I need to tell you thats not the case.  The blocks of land on which houses sit are not small in Australia - but there are much larger ones next door to us!

The whole event was organised as fund raiser for a range of charities - and the company that did the landscape work get to have lots (and lots!) of people look at their work.  We also got to have our garden looked after for a few weeks before the weekend by people who actually know what that are doing!

You can see that the garden is not formal (neither am I),  it has some shade for the summer, 3 raised vegetable beds (the tomatoes are already doing well!), a cubby house for the kids (although that part of childhood may be passing), a shed (a man needs a shed), a large compost bin and last and by no means least a trampoline.

So, these picture don't have much artistic merit - but they do show the main features of our back garden.  Maybe next year I'll show you the  front!







So, if you happen to enjoy gardens - I hope you see something here to you liking!

You can find more shots from around the world at Our World Tuesday.

19 comments:

Fun60 said...

Thanks for the view. Sorry I got the situation of the flower wrong in previous blog. I like all the rocks you have scattered amongst the flower beds. It looks as though there are lots of shady spots for those hot,sunny days. I was fascinated by the fact that gardeners come in to help prior to the big day. Although we have open garden days here for charity Iam sure they don't receive any professional help. It seems a win,win situation.

eileeninmd said...

Hi Stewart, I like the desgin of your yard. With the pathway, rocks and trees. What is growing on the trellis? Your yard does look pretty. Thanks for the tour, have a great week!

Pam :) said...

I love the open concept, the stone walkways and beautiful plants and trees.
You have created a unique and inviting garden, Stewart.
Thanks for sharing the beauty.

Andrea said...

Wow Stewart, you have a lovely yard and garden! If I am there I will also offer my space for that project, at least i will just maintain what they laid out! I forgot which state you are in Australia, but anyway I was just to a few homes in NSW. Yes you have wide areas there, very nice for landscaping.

TexWisGirl said...

very pretty! and in a yard that is lived in, too. nice!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Wow! Looks like a photo spread for Better Home and Garden or Sunset magazine. Hey people, get off the grass! Don't need 600 people trampling Stewart's lawn.

Mama Zen said...

I love it!

Sylvia K said...

What a beautiful yard, Stewart, and yes, one that is lived in and enjoyed -- the very best part of all! Thanks for sharing this with us! I love it!!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

You have a beautiful yard! It looks so relaxing and inviting; just my style. My favorite part was the steel tins with large rocks and flowers around them. Beautiful.

Gary said...

Great garden!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

DIMI said...

Hallo Stewart!Your garden looks so beautiful!I love it!Have a lovely week!
Dimi..

Dianne said...

How nice to have your garden looked after for a while by people in the know. It looks very neat and those plants seem to be thriving & healthy.
Sounds like a wonderful event Stewart.

Brian King said...

You may not think it's much, but that's a gorgeous garden! Beautiful landscaping! I can see why folks would want to take a tour.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Well landscaped garden and excellent photos ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a totally cool tour -- thanks for letting us in on it! (I sort of feel I should send those charities a donation ;>)...We've always enjoyed garden tours. It's interesting to know that you got the services of professional gardeners as part of opening up your yard!

Love the orange pop of nasturtiums around the one bed.

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

Very lovely - lucky you. Beautiful shapes and "tours". Enjoy!

Lew said...

Looks like a delightful place to spend a summer afternoon! And a good bit of work to keep it looking great. Glad you have the help for the charity showing.

ladyfi said...

What a great garden! very pretty

Kerri said...

What a LOVELY Garden!!