Well spring is here again and we are working frantically to prepare the garden for you all to visit again. Sunday the 4th November from 9am to 5pm is the day. Please tell all your friends and bring a car load. We are working hard to raise another $10,000 for the Women’s & Children’s Hospital and The Royal Flying Doctor Service. The garden is looking a real treat… at the moment there are daffodils blooming and the blubells are just about to flower. The crabapple by the cottage is just amazing! Looking forward to the yellow banksia blooming.
The Gillentown Garden is also open and entrance to both gardens is $10 per person which includes tea/coffee or wine.
Watch for the new 2013 calendar arriving soon. It contains photos of the garden taken at in its many hues and seasons. It will make a great gardeners gift. If you would like to order a copy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Kay & Walter,
This is just a huge thank you for a wonderful overnight stay in your cottage.
My husband and I arrived last Saturday afternoon (3 December) and were greeted by Walter
who was so friendly and welcoming. Your cottage is just delightful and we
could see how much thought you both have put into it. We loved looking
through the album that showed the before, during and after pictures and it is
an absolute credit to you both. Since we had been to Martindale Hall on
the Saturday, it gave us a chance to sit down that evening and watch Picnic at
Hanging Rock! What a fantastic idea to have DVDs and CDs instead of
TV. You really feel like you’ve “got away from it all”. The
breakfast was fantastic and we enjoyed eating it outside on the table and
chairs in the fantastic sunshine.
Thanks once again for a wonderful weekend and we will definitely be back and will be
recommending you to anyone who asks us where they can stay in the Clare Valley
Anna & Steve
891 ABC Adelaide’s Weekends program with Ashley Walsh will be broadcasting live from The Heritage
Garden Open Garden at Sevenhill on Sunday 6 November.
The two hour program will start at 10am and include a focus on Clare as well as the popular one hour
Talkback Gardening segment with Malcolm Campbell from 10.30.
This is the Weekends program’s first broadcast from the Clare Valley and presenter Ashley Walsh is
looking forward to sharing his discoveries of the region with the rest of SA.
Welcome to two beautiful gardens on Gillentown Road
Once again we will be opening our gardens for two worthy charities
The Royal Flying Doctor Service and the Women’s & Children’s Hospital
The Heritage Garden and the Brinsley’s garden will be open for one day only
Sunday 6th November 2011
from 9am to 5pm
We will have live music by Tamarisque
Scones and tea and coffee
Wine and cheese and Gourmet BBQ
There will be a gift stall by the Rose Society of SA
Also a trading table by RFDS and garden products by Hassles Garden Works
Admission is $10 which includes refreshments
Please tell your friends, bring a car load and
support our charities AND have a great day out….
Friday 25th March will be a fun morning. We are having a morning tea with a guest speaker who has survived the breast cancer ordeal herself. We will be drawing our raffle for the beautiful embroiderd quilt that has been especially embroidered by The Clare Stitching Girls. Entrance is $10 per person and guests are welcome to walk around the garden and enjoy the beautiful Skilly Valley. If you would like more info or would like to book a table, please phone Kay on 0418837430
Watch out for the beautiful embroidered quilt made by local Clare girls. Tickets will be available on Open Day and afterwards.
For all Rose and garden Lovers ……………we are opening for ONE day only
On Sunday 7th November……….9am to 5pm …………….Also open will be Gillentown Garden right ocross the road!
There will be a $10 admission which covers entrance to both gardens and wine & cheese or tea and coffee and scones. A gourmet BBQ will be available and also Tamarisque will be playing all day. The Rose Society of South Australia will be present with their wonderful ‘rosey’ gifts. Also raffle tickets will be available for a beautiful embroidered quilt made by local Clare embroiderers. Please come and enjoy a wonderful day out and support the RFDS and the Women’s and Children’s Hospital.
The Garden will be delightful………………….
Dear Walter and Kaymarie,
My husband and I stumbled on your open garden this morning whilst having a beautiful weekend in the Clare Valley. I don’t know if you remember me but but I met you both and Walter was kind enough to show me around part of your magnificent garden. I just wanted to say how lovely that experience was and how much I appreciated Walters generosity in time and conversation. It was a highlight of my weekend to see such beauty and a sincere delight to walk amongst it with a person with such passion and care for the natural world.
I would dearly like to come again next year. Can you put me on a mailing list so i don’t miss it?
It is a magical part of the world up there and I only wish I owned a little house in that area!!
Dear Mr and Mrs Duncan
I feel compelled to write to you to thank you for your generosity in opening your magnificent garden on Sunday last.
My husband and I have attended most of your “Open Days” over the last few years and watched with fascination the development of your beautiful garden. It is miraculous to watch the development as I am sure you have found it to be.
On Sunday it looked at its beautiful best and we felt privileged to be allowed to walk at our leisure and enjoy your magnificent achievement.
Thank you for your willingness to let those of us who marvel at beautiful gardens, and have a tiny incling at what is involved, to glory in your surroundings.
After last years decision not to open the garden again I do confess we were very disappointed, so this year seemed a wonderful surprise.
Again thank you both
Thanks to all who visited us in early November
We raised $2000 for the Clare Hospital Garden and had a lovely day despite the heat
The poppies were amazing and the roses were fresh and vibrant even though all the french roses were not quite out!
We will keep you posted for next year