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I’ve had the enormous privilege over the past couple of weekends of visiting two exceptional South Australian Open Gardens: Hamlyn Cottage owned by Sophie Thomson from Gardening Australia, and Irene Pearce’s Tickle Tank, a house built in a 50,000 gallon concrete water tank with a fabulous surrounding garden. Size-wise these gardens are at opposite extremes. Sophie’s garden rambles over 3 acres while Irene’s entire block is only 450m square.
Each garden uses drought-hardy plants and recycled and salvaged materials to great effect.
I wrote blog posts about both gardens with lots of photos. Let me know what you think. I’m happy to answer any questions.
Hamlyn Cottage: http://rosehipsandrhubarb.com/sophies-patch-hamlyn-cottage/
Tickle Tank: http://rosehipsandrhubarb.com/tickle-tank-open-garden/
Would have loved to go ! Great blog