To celebrate the arrival of Spring, the Lake Macquarie Garden Club is opening ten local gardens to the public. The open gardens extend from the top end of Lake Macquarie at Speers Point, Bolton Point, Blackalls Park, to Toronto and Coal Point. Some of the gardens were professionally designed, some big, some small and others the result of hard yakka and dedication,” says co ordinator Lynne Turner.
One large scale garden at Speers Point demonstrates that a garden is never completed. It has recently undergone a massive change. It has been a long term passion for its owners who have seen their children grow up pointing to changed needs and wants. It is a rarity for it to be open to the public.
A very special smaller scale garden at Fassifern is amazing. It has many vistas to explore from differing heights and focuses on palms, ginger, bromeliads and ferns. There are many intimate corners to explore as well as ponds in courtyards.