Sunday, 17 August 2014


We finally made it to Jerry Coleby-Williams' Open Garden in "boring old Wynnum" last weekend.  We've been meaning to go for years but never got around to it.  As it turns out we helped set a record for the biggest ever Open Garden for Queensland.  As you can imagine it was quite busy with so many people packed into 700m2 and we had to shuffle around the garden in a long line for the most part; however, it was still an enjoyable day.  We also got to listen to Jerry talking for a bit about how he manages the garden.  The lack of vacant space was impressive and it's obvious he gets everything he possibly can out of his space whether it be food for himself, pollen and nectar for the bees or biodiversity and habitat, and even a bit of ornamental gardening.  

Here are some photos from the day:


The popular and lush cocoyam

The bees love this flowering turnip
First fleet lettuce - many salad days ahead

Give me a home among the...pandanus

Carpet of nasturtium

The gorgeously scented Rondeletia now Rogiera

Still room for some ornamentation using chives as a border

Sugar palm - no sumatran tiger or rhino habitat lost here