Jodie Quinn Ilfradale, 3715 Mt Bryan East Rd, MT BRYAN
This gorgeous family garden north of Burra, is such a popular attraction. Everyone who comes to visit loves the charm of lavenders and flowering prunus, not to mention the hospitality. We missed having this garden listed last year, and are thrilled to have it available again.
Barrie and Carol Bailey Petherton Rd, Mt Bryan
A garden for succulent lovers, hidden away in farming land north of Mt Bryan. Barrie and Carol have been gardening here since the early 1990's. Like most of us when we first come to the district, they had no idea how demanding the climate can be. So many losses, and so much money spent on supposedly hardy plants. Nursery people have no idea how cruel the winds can be, a combination of 45deg heat, and 90kph winds, spells sudden death for many plants, unless you hedge your garden, and pour the water on. Barrie was not to be defeated, so he turned to succulents, not all those will survive, but the hardy ones are thriving. Come along and see for yourself, during Open Gardens. Barrie will have plants for sale to raise money for the Kidney Foundation.