Collectibles from Peta Trahar's richly planted garden at Woodgreen

14 Apr 2012

Trip to Tasmania

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Just returned from a very pleasant trip to Launceston, Tasmania ...

Just returned from a very pleasant trip to Launceston, Tasmania.

Saturday, 14th, included a visit to the Rhododendron Gardens near Burnie and a small plant fair. My purchases were double green flowered Hellebores, a couple of pretty Fuchsias and a Tasmanian Celery Top pine.

On Sunday 15th, I visited historic Evandale and loved it. Close by was “Ericvale”, a garden and nursery above the South Esk River. Developed over 24 years by Tim and Julie Barbour, the garden and topiary nursery was a delightful experience. The site is not easy – open to harsh drying winds, but now sheltered with mature hedging. Fruit trees, massed Hydrangeas and formal plantings caught my attention.


A visit to the public gardens in Launceston featured beautiful begonias in hanging baskets (top) and ...

at 'Ericvale':

formal planting overlooking the South Esk river plains (centre) and ...

the topiary nursery (bottom)


Walk peacefully, smell the roses and be touched by the hand of Nature
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