The Art of The Keep


 This is the third post about The Keep, an open garden I visited in November 2014 as part of the Castlemaine and District Festival of Gardens.

In this final post I pay attention to the elements which add to the pleasures of the garden.


 Careful attention to detail – There is harmony in the arrangement of the  blue stone pavers.


The use of water from the smallest ………






………… to the expansive.



 A weeping log supplies the dam with bore water.


 Wood, metal, stone and pottery are artfully combined.







I hope you have enjoyed the posts about this wonderful garden.


8 Responses

  1. Lovely place

    • Yes, Marylou, The Keep is a lovely place. The owners came from Austria and created this inspirational garden over many years.

  2. I love the placement of the pavers and also the water coming out of the weeping log. The wood, metal stone and pottery additions are lovely. What a special garden! Thank you so much for sharing this clever and beautiful garden. I always enjoy your garden tours, although it does make me feel a little lazy about my backyard efforts lately! It gives me lots of ideas for the future. Have a lovely week. 🙂

    • Thank you, Jane. One of the things I like about open gardens is I can enjoy the fruits of someone else’s hard work.

      I agree open gardens can be inspirational. There is a lot which can be learnt from what others have achieved.

  3. One day I am going to visit this garden. I would have never heard about it apart from your posting Margaret. It is a perfect example of what you can do with your outdoor space and how art can be mingled in with nature to create a beautiful source of enjoyment. Thank you for this series of posts highlighting this special garden. We have all enjoyed them incredibly 🙂

    • Thanks Fran. I receive so much enjoyment from visiting open gardens and sharing my experience of them.

      I am pleased a love of gardens and out door places is something I share with regular visitors to my blog……. so thank you to my blogging buddies.

  4. Margaret, I love this place! The blue stone pavers are arranged beautifully… soothing tones to the gardens all around. Water features are calming as well. I would feel VERY at home at The Keep. Lovely spot!

    • Lori, I realised there was a lot going on in this garden when I gazed at the pavers and saw how each one had been carefully chosen and placed – there was nothing random about them.

      The garden is quiet and subtle. It takes time to appreciate its beauty.

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