Mica Grange – Sutton Grange

Mica Grange – Sutton Grange By Diane Beddison Mica Grange was also part of the Castlemaine Garden Festival. Much of the property is quite open, with good use made of existing rock, a great selection of metal garden art and uninterrupted views of the surrounding countryside.  To one side of the garden is an attractive Read more about Mica Grange – Sutton Grange[…]

Mossbank Garden – Castlemaine

Mossbank Garden – Castlemaine By Diane Beddison Castlemaine holds a festival of gardens every two years and had 22 gardens open this year. Mossbank garden in Castlemaine was one of several highlights of the festival. The approach to the garden was through a cooling native garden with purple Alyogyne (Native Hibiscus) mixed seamlessly with plantings Read more about Mossbank Garden – Castlemaine[…]

Jamelyn Heights Garden – Neerim East

Jamelyn Heights Garden – Neerim East By Diane Beddison We visited a very special country garden, Jamelyn Heights Garden – Neerim East. Features near the entrance of this large country garden, included two circular hedges with curved faces and double flowering Wisteria’s inside them. There were also some stunning tree peonies. Long borders were filled with Read more about Jamelyn Heights Garden – Neerim East[…]

Beddison Garden Designs Sponsors Surrey Hills Music Festival 2016

Beddison Garden Designs Sponsors Surrey Hills Music Festival 2016 By Diane Beddison Beddison Garden Designs was a proud sponsor of this year’s Surrey Hills Music Festival held from 18-20 November 2016. The festival is an initiative of the Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre and their goal is to bring the community together through music. The Festival is Read more about Beddison Garden Designs Sponsors Surrey Hills Music Festival 2016[…]

Garden DesignFest 2016

Garden DesignFest 2016 By Diane Beddison Garden DesignFest was started in 2004 and 2016 will be the seventh event. The event will showcase over 30 spectacular gardens featuring the work of some of Victoria’s most acclaimed garden designers and I am very proud to have been chosen as a designer and to be able to showcase my Read more about Garden DesignFest 2016[…]

Cloudehill Garden and Nursery – Olinda

Cloudehill Garden and Nursery – Olinda By Diane Beddison What a joy to visit one of my favourite gardens on a misty autumn day! The garden is held together by strong design with much of its structure created through a series of hedges and well-chosen trees and shrubs. With numerous deciduous trees, autumn colours were Read more about Cloudehill Garden and Nursery – Olinda[…]

Chelsea Flower Show 2014

Chelsea Flower Show 2014 By Diane Beddison The Chelsea Flower Show was big! An hour of prime time television was given over to Chelsea highlights each evening for five nights. I arrived at Chelsea in London on Wednesday morning to sunshine. Although my main interest was the show gardens, I was also blown away by Read more about Chelsea Flower Show 2014[…]

Forest Glade Gardens – Mount Macedon

Forest Glade Gardens – Mount Macedon By Diane Beddison I visited a wonderful garden on the weekend. Forest Glade is a large (5.6ha) 100 year old garden in Mount Macedon. Autumn colours in trees and shrubs were a highlight with Japanese maples being the stars. Another highlight was the collection of amazing statues strategically placed Read more about Forest Glade Gardens – Mount Macedon[…]