Sherara, Lauriston


Today’s post features the second garden I visited on Wednesday, the 7th of September, as part of the Kyneton Daffodil and Arts Festival.

Sherara is a rural property near the township of Lauriston. Its attractions include alpacas grazing and an olive grove which shelters the large formal garden.

The owner invited me to bring Katie into the garden so we both enjoyed its pleasures.




Hellebore Heaven




I liked the mix of the purple of the grape hyacinths and the red of the grevillea.


Daffodil Heaven




These bark photographs are for you, Jane.



This spiky plant creates drama with a backdrop of maroon foliage.



Curious alpacas checking us out.


9 Responses

  1. It seems very nice garden. And I love alpacas. They are such lovely animals. 🙂

    • Hi Hanna. Thank you for visiting my blog. I am also a fan of yarn made from the fleece of the alpaca. It is so soft and silky.

      • I can only imagine how comfortable the clothes made from this yarn can be! 🙂

  2. I love lichen on tree bark. I wish they made beautiful fabric with those colors! This looks like a well-groomed garden with a lot of color popping! Just beautiful, Margaret!

    • Hi Lori. Sherara is certainly is a well groomed garden. I don’t know what the large deciduous tree in the middle of a lawn is. Its deeply fissured, lichen embellished trunk caught my eye.

  3. Hi Margaret, that double black hellebore is amazing!

  4. What a pretty Spring garden.

    • Hi Susan. I think the lacyness of blossom contributes greatly to the appeal of early spring gardens. The gardens I will be visiting over the next couple of weekends during the Castlemaine Festival of Gardens and Creswick’s Garden Lovers Weekend will be showcasing blooms typical of late spring.

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