Fascinating new garden at Moonee
Passionate gardeners Zalia and Wolf Fiedler are opening their young and fascinating Moonee garden, Paradise, to the public for the first time today and tomorrow as part of Australia's Open Garden Scheme. In just eight years, the Fiedlers have landscaped almost a hectare of sloping land into a series of gardens which shelter under huge eucalypt trees. This garden has many facets, including an Oriental garden, a colourful Hanging Gardens of Babylon courtyard, a rose garden and extensive rainforest. The garden is open from 10am until 4.30pm Saturday and Sunday with an entry charge of $5 for adults. Children under 18 are free and elderly people can be driven up to the house. Mr and Mrs Fiedler, helped by other members of the Coffs Harbour Garden Club, will be providing morning and afternoon teas and light lunches in their beautiful garden courtyard and there will be a 'huge' plant sale, all home grown by garden club members. The Fiedlers are donating their portion of the entry fee to Coffs Harbour's Abundant Life Church soup kitchen; the balance goes to horticultural projects. Paradise is found at 17 Colonial Court, Moonee.
To find Paradise at Moonee, turn west off the Pacific Highway at Hoys Road and follow the signs. It's 'four lefts' ? left into Hoys Road, left into Old Bucca Road, left into Stockmans Drive, left into Colonial Court, and find No 17. Photo: BRUCE THOMAS 05040201A