If you want to see a spectacular garden in all its spring glory, you must put in your diary the weekend of October 20 and 21 and take a drive out to see "The Kaya" at Wildes Meadow.
A magnificent two-hectare garden filled with wonderful treasures to delight the eye will be open to the public and you mustn't miss it.
This is the private garden of Les and Elaine Musgrave, who are huge supporters of Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens.
They retired here some years ago from the Lower Blue Mountains and settled in Wildes Meadow.
The garden was designed by Chris Webb and the owners took it on as their personal project with plantings of cool climate flora.
Les set out to make the garden his own and Elaine, a botanic artist of international repute, chose the selection of flora to suit this special climate.
The garden boasts a low water gravel garden, parterre, meadow garden and a stunning array of pots nurtured by the Musgraves.
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Put aside the time to make this visit to "The Kaya", 68 Clearys Lane, Wildes Meadow, on October 20 and 21.
It will be open between 9am to 4pm each day.
You won't be disappointed.
Tickets for $10 per person are available online at www.shbg.com.au or at the gate, with proceeds going to SHBG.
- Lyn Collingridge
- Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens is located on the corner of Kangaloon and Old South Roads, Bowral, and extends across a 15 hectare site. It was officially launched in 2010 with the planting of a tree by former NSW Governor Marie Bashir on the Foundation Walk. She also officially opened the facility in 2013. The gardens have continued to take shape over the past five years and now feature more than 500 plant types and several specific garden areas including an autumn and winter garden, Foundation Walk, birch grove and more.