Dot Jupp said, “The event features gardens that have never been open to the public before. This year they are primarily large acreage gardens that all have something different to offer.”
“In a lovely hilltop garden the owner, a potter, Cathy Lawley, will not only open her garden but also her studio. Her house is a 129 year old Queenslander transported from Spring Hill, Brisbane and is surrounded by sprawling cottage gardens overlooking lush green pastures with Lake Baroon in the distance.
The long driveway is lined with Jacaranda trees; the front of the house is framed by white Hydrangeas, blue Agapanthus and Camellias. The side garden is covered by Roses, Dahlias and numerous other varieties of cottage plants.
A large deck at the rear of the house with views of the sprawling country side and the ‘Friedmudd’ studio .
Astar and Rawhinia Castle, renowned 15 years old local twins will be playing on the deck Sunday with the sound of classical music wafting through the hills as you browse through the garden and pottery studio of Cathy Lawley, eat the scrumptious gourmet finger food is the perfect setting for a lovely visit.
Cathy will be demonstrating throughout both days in her studio – you may even have a chance to make a herb sign while visiting.
Another acreage property consists of 13 acres 4 acres of which are dedicated to gardens with pathways, bridges and water feature.
Kick off your weekend by coming to the Maleny Show Grounds for the Garden Market where you can pick up your tickets to the Gardening on the Edge gardens and wander around the stalls featuring plants, garden tools, flower displays, homemade cakes and preserves, refreshments, and much much more. Ample parking is provided at the showgrounds and each of the gardens. The CWA will provide tea, coffee and lunches at one of the properties.
Spend time enjoying our wonderful country air on the range and be inspired by our delightful gardens.
Maleny can offer you many ways to recharge your batteries with walking trails in the
National Parks close by, wineries, cheese manufacturers, coffee shops, art galleries, boutiques and restaurants.
For more information visit www.malenygardenclub.org or phone 5494 3924