Photos by Jan Flanigan
The Castlemaine and District Garden Festival is held every year in spring (3-11 November in 2012), to coincide with the Melbourne Cup. During the Festival private gardens are opened to the public.
Echiums at Minilya in Maldon.
Ceanothus (blue) at back with euphorbia and centranthus (pink valerian) in front.
The back of Buda, Castlemaine, from under the giant cypress
hedge (circa 1869) showing irises in the garden.
A bee on a native plant in the Grampians National Park Victoria.
The Hillside Garden, showing that a gardener's work is never done.
Erigeron daisies and Californian poppies (Eschscholzia) happily self-sown.
A path leading down to the dam with the olive grove in the background
and yellow irises on the edge of the dam at Lixouri, Barkers Creek.