In the Beautiful Blue Mountains

Festival 2022
We’re back!

Sat-Tues 1st to 4th October

Garden No 3- Seasons, 5 St Georges Road
Courtesy of Brigitte Moseley and David White

This garden celebrates the climate of the Upper Blue Mountains with its four distinct seasons.  We were lucky 11 years ago to take custody of an established garden which had plenty of time, money and effort put into it over the previous decades.  We had our own views, of course, about what we wanted in our garden, and took the bones of the Knox garden to pare back and reshape.

We are now well advanced in the Seasons project, and the garden is a mixture of mature plants and more recently built and planted sections.

Seasons is founded on three principles:  respect for the garden’s heritage and place on the local landscape; visual impact; and emotional connection.  Built features are intended to act as a stage, with the plantings having the starring roles, chosen as they are for style rather than botanical interest.

Our garden was last part of the Festival 3 years ago.  Since that appearance, we have undertaken further reconstruction in both the front and rear gardens, so some of the plantings are yet to reach their potential.  There are many others, though, that will be putting on a great spring show – camellias, azaleas, rhododendrons, Cercis and dogwood.

Brigitte has planted over 1,000 tulips as well, and the alpine phlox at Seasons is famous for its carpet of intense colour.

We hope you enjoy our garden – it is, like most gardens, an ongoing project.


Directions to Seasons