With the Christmas rush behind us, and school holidays upon us, why not take time out to relax in the SkyHigh gardens or take the kids around the maze.
We have had some good rain and the garden is a lush, cool haven at the moment. The bold and beautiful Hostas are looking great. Mass plantings of New Zealand Rock Lily (arthropodium cirrhatum) create a sea of dramatic blue green foliage and perform well all year round. The hybrid “Black Panther” Agapanthus are about to bloom, their intense dark purple flowers somewhat different to their better known cousins. The dwarf white “Snowstorm” Agapanthus are also in bud and will soon be flowering profusely. Silver foliage of Lambs Ears (Stachys) blends beautifully with the English Lavender, as does the Santolina against the burgundy Canna foliage. It’s a good year for Hydrangeas, with mini mop tops, lace caps and oak leaf varieties all looking good. The scented David Austin Roses, “Tess of the D’urbervilles” continue to flower, and can be found in the Secret Garden and car park 1. Other little gems are flowering at the moment include Salvias, Fuchsias, Heliotrope and Convolvulus to name a few.
The garden offers a shady retreat on the warmer days and our resident Kookaburra family are always out to impress. Echidnas are also beginning to visit the garden. Come on up to SkyHigh, take a stroll through the gardens, tackle the Maze and then indulge in coffee and cake or a wonderful meal in our bistro.