Celebrity chef to cook up a treat direct from the garden

PLC students Emmanuelle Lee, Lucy Banks and Tian Kaelin with celebrity chef Anna Gare, preparing for the school’s annual Open Garden Day. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d427739
PLC students Emmanuelle Lee, Lucy Banks and Tian Kaelin with celebrity chef Anna Gare, preparing for the school’s annual Open Garden Day. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d427739

Eight beautiful gardens will be open to the public, including some old favourites alongside newer treasures, on Friday October 31.

A highlight of this year’s line-up will be the first viewing of landmark Peppermint Grove property Unalla, which has never been open to the public.

This property will also be the backdrop for a cooking demonstration by Ms Gare, who attended Lance Holt School in Fremantle.

She said the audience could expect delicious and healthy recipes on the day.

‘I’m very much looking forward to it,’ she said. ‘I love doing community events. I’ll be cooking some quick, healthy, delicious recipes ” a lot of beautiful fresh salads.’

PLC ensembles will provide the day’s music and there will be presentations by guest speakers and leading landscapers.

There will also be market stalls selling homemade cakes, preserves, fresh flowers, handmade crafts and second-hand books.

The Presbyterian Ladies’ College Parents’ Auxiliary hosts the annual fundraising event.

Auxiliary member Althea Mahon said more than 150 volunteers were involved in the fundraising day.

‘People get to experience these gardens ” it’s about bringing the community together,’ Mrs Mahon said. ‘The money raised is governed by the auxiliary so it will go to a project not paid for by the school.’

PLC Open Garden Day will be held from 10am to 2pm.