Garden enthusiasts in for triple treat in Perth Hills this weekend

Robyn Longley, of Stoneville, with 10-year-old Jimmy. Picture: David Baylis d448245
Robyn Longley, of Stoneville, with 10-year-old Jimmy. Picture: David Baylis d448245

THREE passionate gardeners have teamed up to open their gardens and provide a day out in the Perth Hills this weekend.

Stoneville resident Robyn Longley said she had been weeding for about three months in preparation for opening her Short Street property to the public.

“That’s because I don’t use any chemicals,” she said. “So I have been on my hands and knees weeding for months. It’s been such a wet winter.”

Features of the three gardens include annuals, roses and other flowering plants as well as vegetable beds, wicking beds, chickens and fruit orchards.

People can take in all three gardens on Saturday or Sunday or choose to visit just one.

Visitors are encouraged to sit with a ‘cuppa’, buy plants and get tips on potting blueberries, attracting bees and netting for fruit flies.

For more information on the gardens and the charities they are supporting, visit opengardenswa.org

Open Gardens

655 Fagan Street, Sawyers Valley

1385 Short Street, Stoneville

5385 Ash Road, Chidlow

November 3-4: 10am-4pm

Entry: $15 for all three gardens, $6 single garden, children under 18 free

Refreshments available

Wheelchair accessible (2 gardens)

Toilets available

Plants sales: Plants by Denise

Honey & bee products from Faye Smith