Garden statuary and ornamental urns add to the appeal of the Garden of Life at Bowraville.
Garden statuary and ornamental urns add to the appeal of the Garden of Life at Bowraville.

Revisit the Garden of Life



BOWRAVILLE'S Garden of Life will begin the open Garden season on the Coffs Coast when it opens to the public this weekend.

Donald and Pamela Hallaran impressed more than 600 garden visitors last year when they opened their relaxing and peaceful garden, which also has beautiful valley views.

This year they have added a fountain and ornamental urns to their garden design.

This is a large and muchloved country garden, that shows artistic use of pots and garden ornamentation, amongst healthy flowering plants.

Each garden bed has been carefully built up using natural ingredients, ensuring healthy growing environments for the vast array of planting.

Garden owners, Donald and Pamela Hallaran describe it as a 'Topsy garden', where treasured plants are carefully tended.

Wonderful collections of plants including camellias and day lilies will delight visitors with their range of colours and Don Hallaran says their camellias are 'looking a treat' this year.

A large orchid house is filled with his collection of exotic-shaped and coloured cymbidium orchids and a heart shaped bed was prepared by Mr Hallaran for his wife on her return from hospital after a back operation.

Other features include rose arbours, succulents, palms and water features.

Hard landscaping includes a gazebo and beds edged with pavers.

Morning and afternoon teas are being made available by the Nambucca Valley Cancer Support Group. The garden is situated on the corner of Con- garinni and Wilsons Roads, Bowraville.

The Garden of Life will be open between 10am and 4.30pm at an entry fee of $5. Children are admitted free.

The garden is being opened as part of Australia's Open Garden Scheme.



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