Southern Highlands Open Gardens

IMG_1085We have just returned from a hectic four day safari around the Southern Highlands visiting as many open gardens as time would permit. We stayed at the Poplars Motel at Mittagong, where I found the most beautifully coloured toilet seat I have ever seen, it was a red rose. I am sure this was part of the theme for the garden festival. Anyone with a love for beautiful gardens should visit this area around this time, the gardens are truly spectacular and the styles and colours are amazing, one lady in Robertson had more than 500 potted plants decorating her yard, some were huge and her espaliers were amazing. Some gardens featured huge trees as well as beautiful natives and other plants from all around the world. Continue reading