Sunday, November 22, 2009

Wigandia 22nd November,2009

I mentioned in earlier posts that I was finally able to visit William Martins garden, Wigandia, today.
Its situated in Noorat, 3 hours Northwest of Melbourne, Victoria. Unusually, it rained for most of the day. (I got bogged on the way home when I pulled off the road to answer the phone!) Wigandia was opened for 2 days as part of the Open Garden Scheme, maybe for the last time. (I hope not)
William describes his gardening style as "Bunyip Classicism". I think this is an antidote to boring clipped hedges and rose gardens. Unlike a lot of classical gardens, it doesnt require regular watering. I imagine that part of the reason that these plants are here are not only for their visual impact, but because they can survive harsh conditions.
For more information and photos please visit http://www.wigandia.com/








1 comment:

Ian Percy said...

Wonderful photos
Wigandia is a garden I really want to get to see some day
Ian