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Gardeners defy the heat to open their gates

See how other people’s patches are faring this summer with the opening of two gardens this weekend. Peter and Simone Shaw are opening their Anglesea garden, Sunnymeade (48 Harvey Street), which has sculptural grass mounds and shrubs below a canopy of messmate stringybarks.

Also open is a Bellbrae garden (115 Minter Drive) set in 10.5 hectares of messmate stringybark (Eucalyptus obliqua). The garden includes a Phillip Johnson water feature, lots of indigenous plants and an organic productive garden. Both are open from 10am to 4.30pm on Saturdayand Sunday, $8. opengardensvictoria.org.au

The Bellbrae garden includes a Phillip Johnson water feature.

The Bellbrae garden includes a Phillip Johnson water feature.Credit:Open Gardens Victoria

Installation

A land-art project by artist James Geurts is the subject of this year’s Kevin Taylor Legacy program. Geurts will conduct fieldwork in the Flinders Ranges, forged over about a billion years, to create an installation that will explore how time is embedded in a site. The work will be exhibited in late 2020 in the Melbourne and Adelaide studios of the landscape architecture and urban design firm TCL.

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