Archive for the ‘Campaspe River’ Category

Campaspe River Walk, Kyneton
April 27, 2020

Katie and I spent a very pleasant 2 hours strolling along the Campaspe River Walk in Kyneton last Wednesday in glorious autumn sunshine.

The Campaspe River flows along the edge of town. The photo above shows the top of one of a series of weirs built across the river in the past to provide deeper water.

Katie enjoyed paddling in this part of the river.

Over recent decades, volunteers have cleared the river area of rubbish, removed weeds including willows and planted native species. The banks of the river are lined with newly planted trees protected by white guards.

The river walk is quite popular with people walking, jogging and cycling. Dogs enjoy being out with their humans. Kyneton is a small country town so there is no problem with social distancing.

Unlike Castlemaine which is surrounded by bushland,  Kyneton has farmland.

This is the end of our walk near the Kyneton racecourse.

I will return one day to photograph the sculptures along this stretch of the river.

Ainsley, Kyneton
January 18, 2016

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The day is bright and sunny. It is 35 degrees Celsius, the air conditioner is going and I am searching through my archives for a post for this week. My attention alights upon a garden I visited in September during the 2015 Kyneton Daffodil and Arts Festival.

The 6th of September 2015 was grey and bitterly cold as only Kyneton can be. Yet, I braved the elements to visit two town gardens which were open as part of the festival.

Ainsley is a garden which has been remodelled over the past four years. The rear of the property slopes down to the Campaspe River. The garden experiences more severe cold and frosts than other parts of Kyneton resulting in more challenging growing conditions.

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This part of the garden is still being developed. I was interested in the way old concrete and rubble was being used to form the garden edging/wall for this built up bed.

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The purple broccoli was eye catching. Purple vegetables were present in various open gardens I visited last spring.

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The front garden has been remodelled over the past two years.

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Redesdale Valley – A country garden
December 4, 2013

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I visited Redesdale Valley garden during Melbourne Cup weekend on the first Sunday of November.

The garden was open as part of the inaugural Discover Redesdale Festival.

This large garden is situated on the banks of the Campaspe River where my aunt and I spent some time contemplating the river and admiring the riverside scenery.

The garden is idiosyncratic filled with whimsical delights constructed from collected and scavenged objects and materials. The garden is more about the inventiveness and creativity of its owners than it is about landscaping and the careful placement of plants.

My aunt absolutely loved it and we spent a happy afternoon there.

These photographs can only give a taste of the garden’s attractions.

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