The last two months have been spent travelling in Spain, Morocco then Stephen and I travelled further in Spain through France to Paris. We joined a small group tour in Barcelona led by Kim Woods Rabbidge who is a writer and photographer for a number of garden publications. Kim also guides for Opulent Journeys, which [...]
During April exciting things are happening at Blenheim Gallery and Garden as the fold of autumn encroaches on the garden foliage. The beautiful cypress hedges have been trimmed before the winter dormancy period. They are looking sharp with Gene McLaren's wonderful Celtic Obelisk sitting beautifully at the main axis. Roses, perennials and masses of bulbs [...]
'Deceptive Tension' by Gene McLaren has found its forever home on the Tamar River. This really is the perfect place for it, in this spectacular garden.
It was a great pleasure to host Blooming Tasmania Association for a committee meeting at Blenheim Gallery and Garden during February. A statewide committee with members from the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, The Tasmanian Arboretum, Port Arthur Historic Site, Fitzpatrick’s Inn, Windsong and other garden entities. The meeting discussed amongst other things the 2017 September [...]
The spinklers are on and watering as the key activity in January with the onset of dry weather. The internal lawns are holding their own at present and whilst the roses have been dead headed there will be another a bloom Mid to late February. The fruit is ripening and bountiful although there are not [...]
What a wild weekend! The Woolmers Festival of the Roses was held on Sunday 13th November, in howling wind and heavy rains. Safe to say the event was not what it could have been. They were hoping for around 7000 to better last year, but had approximately 500 in attendance, with many stall holders also [...]
Wow it has been a very busy September! We attended the first Blooming Tasmania Flower and Garden Festival which was held at the Albert Hall in Launceston on 24th and 25th September. We were thrilled with the results. It is quite heart warming to see how the Gardeners of Tassie support new experiences and local [...]
Included works... Our first sculptural exhibition, Shapes in Spaces is open. Thank you to all those who attended our exhibition opening and viewed the show thus far. We are really happy with how the show has come together. We have some amazing works by Ian Bonde, Matt Calvert, Peter d Cole, Sara Lindsay, [...]
Autumn has definitely arrived at Blenheim. We are forever raking up leaves and petals... But despite the work....I have to say, it is my favourite time of year in the garden. All of the trees have come to life.
A preview of what is On the Wall this month... With works by Cressida Campbell, John Campbell, David Chapman, Dale Hickey, Mary MacQueen, Amanda Parer, Ian Parry and John Peart