Open Garden Fundraiser for Amanda Young Foundation in Maida Vale


Tom Hogg gets his garden ready for the annual Open Garden fundraiser.
Picture: David Baylis        www.communitypix.com.au   d459562
Tom Hogg gets his garden ready for the annual Open Garden fundraiser. Picture: David Baylis        www.communitypix.com.au d459562

EVERY year Tom Hogg tries to add a new attraction to his garden, Romancing the Stone, for those who attend the Open Garden Fundraiser for the Amanda Young Foundation.

This year he has completed a new section for small children called “fairyville” which is an added extension to his enchanted woods area.

For parents, grandparents and kids this offers a wonderful space to explore and follow the imagination.

The three-day extravaganza begins on Friday September 30, and continues through Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2.

Devonshire teas, cakes, a sausage sizzle, soup, jams and home-made goodies will be on sale along with potted plants of many varieties.

Curtin Radio’s Garden Gurus will be on site on the Saturday to talk gardening with the patrons along with the Ukulele Orchestra who will be entertaining the garden visitors.

Located at 3 Lilian Road in Maida Vale the Romancing the Stone Garden is open from 10am – 4.30pm and costs $6 for entry for adults.

Port wine magnolias, daisies, hibiscus, roses and poppies will be in bloom at the site. A creek runs through the garden for those wanting to wander through its many levels.

Artists will demonstrate and display their work which will be sold on the day.

Awarded a gold medal for their fundraising efforts for the Amanda Young Foundation, Tom Hogg and partner Jan Bruechle have been opening their garden and amphitheatre for the charity and other charities for many years.