Open gardens specially selected

Better Homes and Gardens presenter, Graham Ross, with Forresters Beach gardener, Peter Nixon

The Gosford District Open Garden Committee has revealed the gardens in the former Gosford LGA that will be featured in the inaugural event, which runs from September 28-29.

Gardens in Terrigal, Kariong, Niagara Park, Forresters Beach, Umina and Pearl Beach will be opened and Committee Chair, Dot Kite, said therell be something for everyone with each feature garden offering a unique collection of greenery.

There is lots of activity happening in the gardens in the Gosford area. Shrubs are being pruned to perfection, plants given a dose of fertilizer to bring them into bloom, and garden furniture given a new coat of paint, all to bring the gardens to their peak of perfection for visitors to view and to gather ideas for their own gardens.

Visitors can also simply marvel at what can be achieved by diligence, careful planning and good garden techniques, Kite said. Kite said several of these gardens have been featured in leading garden magazines and television programs because of their clever design and for the diversity of plantings to suit every area of the garden.

Be sure to see the garden in Terrigal that has been almost wholly grown from succulent cuttings, or the Kariong garden that has been skilfully created on a sandstone hill.

There’s also the garden of a renowned designer in Forresters Beach which boasts an exotic green wall and filled with plants not usually found on the Central Coast, Kite said. You will be delighted and entranced by each of the 10 gardens on display that weekend, so mark the calendar now as it is an event not to be missed, she added.

This event is sponsored by Central Coast Council and is supporting the Elsies Retreat palliative care hospice campaign for the region.

A map of the 10 feature gardens is available on the Gosford Open Gardens website and information is also available at Council Information Centres and local libraries and nurseries.

Source: Media release, Aug 30 Dote Kite, Gosford District Open Gardens

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