Grannes Open Garden 2016: photographer's exhibit to appear

SNAPPED: Chris Nicholls takes in a shot while on a photography exhibition. Picture: Ros Nicholls

SNAPPED: Chris Nicholls takes in a shot while on a photography exhibition. Picture: Ros Nicholls

A native garden on Stawell’s doorstep at Grannes will be open to visitors on Sunday, October 9.

The gardens are on the property of Greg and Glenda Lewin who are proud to share the special place they have created with local people.

“This is the third year we have opened our garden to the public,” Mrs Lewin said.

“And we look forward to welcoming everyone to what promises to be a very enjoyable day.”

Established in 2003, Grannes features exceptional native plants and landscaping, interspersed with sculptures.

Many of the plants were sourced from Western Australia and the Grampians region.

They flourished in a challenging environment.

Originally developed by Barbara Reading, the gardens are now nurtured by landscaper Andrew Davidson, with the support of Robert Chapelle and Geoff Illig.

Grannes Open Garden Day will also feature an art exhibition of works by Chris Nicholls,

‘Drawn from the Wimmera’ is curated by former Horsham Regional Gallery director Merle Hathaway.

Mr Nicholl’s evocative work reflected his love and connectedness with the region – particularly the Wimmera River and the Grampians landscapes.

The guest speaker will be AB Bishop, a regular on the Gardening Show and co-author of ‘The Australian Native Garden’.

Also planned for the day are guided garden walks, art activities, a barbecue and afternoon tea.

“This year promises to be spectacular, given the abundance of rainfall over the last few months,” Mrs Lewin said.

“We are expecting a real show of native flowers in full bloom the likes of which we have not seen for years.”

The Grannes Open Garden will run from 11am-4pm, Sunday 9 October, 2016 207 Pomonal Road, Stawell

Entry costs $10 for adults while children are free, with all proceeds go to Wildlife Art Museum of Australia.

Mrs Lewin said to call her 0409 423 827 for more information Grannes Open Garden Day, 

She also said information on the Wildlife Art Museum of Australia could be found at www.WAMA.net.au.

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