Garden is rustic, recycled

The Winnetts’ Wanneroo garden has a bushland feel.
The Winnetts’ Wanneroo garden has a bushland feel.

Rustic sculptures, flourishing natives, succulents, roses, cottage favourites, fruit trees and vegetables are visited by birds and animals.

‘We take any discards and enjoy the challenge of recycling things,’ Mrs Winnett said.

‘Cuttings, plants, shade cloth, fly wire, paving, bricks, reticulation pipes and old farm machinery are treasures to us.’

The garden at 93 Garden Park Road will open this weekend for Open Gardens Australia with part proceeds going to the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

‘Loss of plants in our Ned Kelly garden was a chance to add the dry river bed feature rather than replant,’ Trevor said.

‘Rustic sculptures made from parts farmers may recognise have also been added.’

Also open this weekend is Drina Stipanicev’s 1ha garden at 68 Bebich Drive, Wanneroo, where succulents and cacti are a feature.

The avid collector also has hippeastrums, day lilies, roses, palms, fruit trees, kangaroo paws, grevilleas and small glass trees in the eclectic mix. Succulents, cacti and refreshments will also be on sale at the Bebich Drive garden.