In the Beautiful Blue Mountains

Six Festival Days

(Saturday - Monday)29th September - 1st October 2018

(Friday - Sunday)5th - 7th October 2018

Garden No 2 - Seasons, 5 St Georges Road
Courtesy of Brigitte Moseley and David White

This garden celebrates the climate of the Upper Blue Mountains with its four distinct seasons. We were lucky eight years ago to take custody of an established garden which had plenty of time, money and effort put into it over the previous decade and more.  We had our own views, of course, about what we wanted in our garden, and took the bones of the Knox garden to pare back and reshape.

After a brief flirtation a couple of years ago with selling our house, we have instead embarked on all the things we really wanted to do in the garden.  We are eight years into the Seasons project, and the garden is a mixture of mature plants and more recently built and planted sections. 

Seasons is founded on three principles:  respect for the garden’s heritage and place; visual impact; and emotional connection. Landscaping is intended to act as a stage, with the plantings having the starring roles, chosen as they are for style rather than botanical interest.

Our garden debuted in the Festival two years ago.  Since that appearance, we have undertaken major reconstruction in both the front and rear gardens, so some of the plantings are yet to reach their potential. There are many others, though, that will be putting on a great spring show – camellias, azaleas, rhododendrons, cercis and dogwood.

Directions to Seasons