Missed the Chelsea Flower Show? Step into the award-winning Australian Garden at Capel Manor

Missed the Chelsea Flower Show? Too rainy to do the rounds at Hampton Court?

Australian Garden at Capel Manor

Gold Award winner at Chelsea Flower Show 2011: Australian Garden opens at Capel Manor

Sure, it may be soggy and wet in the UK at the moment. But on the bright side, all this water means our gardens are bloomin’ lovely!

What’s more, if you head on over to Capel Manor in Enfield, you’ll be treated to a dose of sunshine from Down Under – with the recreation of the glorious and award-winning Australian Garden, which won Gold at the Chelsea Flower show 2011.

This garden was created to celebrate the second and final stage of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne’s 18-hectare Australian Garden in Victoria which opened in 2012.

Designed by acclaimed Australian landscape designer Jim Fogarty, the Australian Garden gives a snapshot of the diversity of Australia’s flora and offers the chance to see some Australian native plants that are rarely seen outside Australia, including two endangered species, the wonderfully named Fragrant Saltbush (Rhagodia parabolica) and the Hairy Darling-pea (Swainsona greyana).

Kookaburra greets High Commissioner, Australian Garden

A kookaburra greets the Australian High Commissioner at the opening of the Australian Garden

Visit Capel Manor:

The Australian Garden is on show at Capel Manor from 10am-5.30pm daily.

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