Advertising feature: Maitland Garden Ramble 2018

Garden 1 at Metford of Peter and Switlana Hedges is a sight to behold with pristine hedges and plenty of colour.

Garden 1 at Metford of Peter and Switlana Hedges is a sight to behold with pristine hedges and plenty of colour.

There’s no better time than Spring in the garden and if you’re looking for inspiration, the Maitland Garden Ramble 2018 has is it in, er.. spade loads.

From roses to magnolias, hedges to succulents, courtyards to acreage and everything in between, there’s something for everyone and lots to learn.

Running on Saturday September 15 and Sunday 16, the annual Garden Ramble is organised by the local Black and White Committee, with all proceeds raised donated to Vision Australia.

With 8 stunning new private gardens on show, this year’s selection will showcase some a variety of gardens, providing some creative ideas for smaller spaces that will be less likely to fall prey to the demands of the drought.

The Ramble will run through Metford, Bolwarra, Lorn, Hinton and Duckenfield giving visitors an opportunity to see a host of different planting styles from the bold to the blooming beautiful.

Along with plenty of inspiration, there will be plants for sale, expert talks and a garden clinic ready to answer all your questions and check soil samples.

There will also be a BBQ providing much needed refreshments.

Tickets are available at Maitland Visitor Information Centre. Ramblers can follow the suggested order and indulge over the two days or pick their own route to suit.

Heather McLaren, President of the Black and White Committee commented,

“As always we give special thanks to our sponsors and supporters and of course this year’s gardeners who work so very hard to ensure the ramble is a great display.”

A labour of love: The Robertsons of Bolwarra Heights have made the most of every square inch using a variety of colour and texture.

A labour of love: The Robertsons of Bolwarra Heights have made the most of every square inch using a variety of colour and texture.

Penn Cottage at Bolwarra Heights is brimming with beauty every which way you look.

Penn Cottage at Bolwarra Heights is brimming with beauty every which way you look.