Last weekend, feeling the need for some more tropical inspiration I drove up to Sunnybank in Queensland to visit Dennis Hundscheidt’s open garden. Heavy rain and flash flooding had been forecast for the weekend, so I decided to get there early and I was one of the first to enter the garden.
Dennis has transformed the gardens of three adjoining suburban blocks into a lush tropical garden paradise of winding paths, moss covered statues and pots, water features and displays of heliconias, gingers, frangipani, bromeliads, clumping bamboos and much more … every turn in the path reveals another “garden room” with it’s own water feature and collection of exotic plants. Even though the garden is only 1000 m2 (about a quarter of the size of mine) it feels like it goes on forever.
Still enthused by my visit, I have booked myself on one of Dennis’ morning workshops in two weeks time. A ten hour return drive for a three hour workshop – that will give you an idea of how impressed I was with his garden !!
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