It’s blooming lovely and all for a good cause

It’s blooming lovely and all for a good cause

Founders of Amanda’s Garden Lorraine and Barry Young said the garden is looking wonderful this time of year.

Amanda’s Garden at the junction of Margaret and Matison streets in Southern River will open for its annual fete on October 28-29 from 10am – 4pm.

Entry is $5 and children are free.

Set in a tranquil natural rural setting of paper barks, the highlights of the garden are a mass display of Amanda Roses and numerous varieties of roses, water features including a Monet Bridge and colourful cottage garden plants.

An array of trees including the spectacular acer negundo’s, jacarandas, magnolias, flame and eucalypts provides a delightful canopy for the garden paths and large variety of cliveas, azaleas, camellia, salvias, flanders poppies, louisiana iris, forget me nots and geraniums.

A huge selection of plants and seedlings donated by local nurseries will be available for sale. A Paddy’s Market, art display, sausage sizzle and Devonshire Teas with peaceful music will be added attractions.

The Amanda Young Foundation was inaugurated in 1998 following 18-year-old Amanda’s sudden death from meningococcal septicaemia.

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