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Well, the Australian Garden Show Sydney has come and gone for this year. If you had the chance to visit I hope you enjoyed it. I really enjoyed my two days wandering around the show, held in Centennial Parklands and what a magical location. Just walking through the park to get to the show filled me with inspiration and it usually does.

One our way to the Australian Garden Show

One our way to the Australian Garden Show

Some of the highlights for me were attending a talk by Patrick Blanc, French vertical garden specialist. He showed a slideshow of pictures he had taken from around the world when researching and discovering the beautiful and endless possibilities of using soil-less plants in vertical plantings. I have a new appreciation for his craft and would like to do my own experimenting in my own garden – time will tell how that pans out!

Patrick Blanc giving his talk on soil-less plants

Patrick Blanc giving his talk on soil-less plants

I went to see ‘The Gourmet Farmer’ also known as, Matthew Evans. It was a wonderful and memorable talk and once again I was inspired, this time to have my plot of land to cultivate from and return to it nutrition, goodness and love. Actually that has been a dream of mine for some time, the talk reinforced my desire to escape the city and return ‘home’ to the country.

The ladies with the Gourmet Farmer

The ladies with the ‘Gourmet Farmer’

I didn’t seem to capture quite as many pictures as I’d hoped (I was too busy chatting, browsing and committing things to memory). But, below is a snap shot of what was happening at the Australian Garden Show.

Spring flowering feature (Westeria)

Spring flower feature (Westeria)

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Height

Texture

Texture

Layers....

Layers….

Wall.. Roof.. Tiles..

Wall.. Roof.. Tiles..

Love the table and chair setting

Love the table and chair setting

Tile detail

Tile detail

Rain chains

Rain chains

Cut and stacked

Cut and stacked

A little dutch inspiration...

A little dutch inspiration…

Gabion walls are one of my favourite landscape features. Gabion wall with bench.

Gabion wall with bench. Gabion walls are one of my favourite landscape features.

Creating movement in the garden

Creating movement in the garden

Hexagon ceiling and floating curtains

Hexagon ceiling and curtains floating in the breeze

A home for your friendly garden critters

A home for your friendly garden critters

Garden lighting

Garden lighting

Bring on the night!

Bring on the night!

Lighting detail

Lighting detail

I hope you have been enjoying the wonderful spring gardens and the glorious weather that has accompanied it.

Until next time.

Carmel

All photographs taken by me.

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