Mar 102011
 
Inside the walled garden at Bolobek - photo by me, CC-licensed. Click for a larger image.

Inside the walled rose garden at Bolobek - photo by me, CC-licensed. Click for a larger image.

The Open Gardens organisation in Victoria hosted a plant fair at Bolobek, a property at Mt Macedon, on 5-6 March 2011.

Oswald Syme, son of The Age editor David Syme, bought the property in 1911 and established its first garden. Many trees and much of the original garden design still survive.

The property has changed hands several times in the last century and for some years fell into disrepair. The current owners, Brigid and Hugh Robertson, are gradually restoring and adding to the 3.6 ha garden.

Helen and I visited on Saturday, spent several hours wandering around and chatting with random strangers, and came away with quite a swag of interesting bits and pieces for our respective gardens.

An eclectic haul - plants we bought at Bolobek. Photo by me, CC-licensed

An eclectic haul - plants we bought at Bolobek. Photo by me, CC-licensed

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