The past two days in Perth have seen two whopping 29 degree days – the birds are chirping and the flowers are well and truly blossoming. Gardens are once again a sight for sore eyes, and Open Gardens WA are bringing people and gardens together at Rosie’s Garden in Halls Head.
For one day only on Sunday 2 October from 10am until 4pm, the coastal suburb of Halls Head near Mandurah will become a hot spot for green-thumbs and purveyors of beautiful things at Rosie’s. The stunning cottage garden is bursting with vibrant colours, and is looking pretty as a picture in this delightful weather, and you’re invited to have a look!
With a front garden that boasts delicate roses and is brimming with masses of colourful annuals, it’s hard for the heart not to flutter.
While the back garden is a paradise of fruit trees, terraced veggie beds and a small lawn area to sit back and soak it all in.
One of the beauties of this style of garden are the self-seeding annuals, and in this garden they even line the pebble pathways, making for a very English country garden ambiance.
Along the side of the cottage you’ll find an area filled with succulents, with flowering peach trees lining the fence for privacy and shade. It really is astonishing how much fits into the 900sqm of space!
Open Gardens WA is a not for profit organisation run by garden-struck volunteers who select and showcase the talents and dedication of Western Australian gardeners and designers through an annual program of open garden spaces, like Rosie’s.
This particular open garden’s purpose is to charity fundraise for Beyond Blue, an Australian mental health and wellbeing support organisation. You’ll be able to take a bit of the garden home by buying a plant, or by snacking on the refreshments on offer.
Entry into Rosie’s Garden is $8 per person, $6 for members, and free for under 18s – but make sure you have some cash on hand, you won’t find any credit card facilities at the cottage.
Be mindful however of the steep slopes, steps and uneven pathways within Rosie’s Garden. The space is all about peace and serenity too, so fur friends aren’t permitted to join you this time around.
Here’s to hoping for another beautiful day in WA on Sunday 2 October at Rosie’s Garden!