Saturday, March 25, 2017

Up the Garden Path

We recently took a drive 22 kms up the road to Daylesford for lunch at the Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens. The gardens are located at the highest most point of Daylesford - a great outlook.
But once within the gardens, you are in a world of colour. Paths lead in different directions taking you to little surprises.

One of those surprises was a statue shown here. Reading the plaque, you see that it was presented to the Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens by the family of Stuart Rattle. Stuart Rattle died in tragic circumstances which can be Googled. No need to be discussed here. Needless to say, Stuart was very talented and brought much joy to those who love their gardens.

Attached below is a youtube segment of Stuart Rattle's MUSK FARM. It's just 15 kms from Trentham. 

This book, available thru Booktopia explains the process of Stuart Rattle's development of Musk Farm. Paul Bangay who wrote the forward, is a local hero of gardening of the district.

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