Jan’s Garden


4 Kavel Drive, Hahndorf

Saturday 03 March 2018
Sunday 04 March 2018

10:00 AM
4:30 PM


In a quiet cul-de-sac, near the busy main street of Hahndorf, Jan’s garden is a cool, shady haven where chooks (hens) and plants are lovingly tended.

Evergreen alders are clipped and feature in the rose bed in front of the house with deep red geraniums lining the verandah.

On the other side, a large golden elm provides shade. Beyond this, a tall stand of eucalypts provides a bush-like setting for the happy hens in their enclosure. Leading through to the poultry run, several fruit trees, including a fig, cherries and a nectarine, have been planted.

A fuchsia house leads the visitor through to the back garden, where hydrangeas feature. Some are planted in pots along the side of the house, but many are mass planted above the creek, interspersed with azaleas, roses and fuchsia. Paths meander through and around the garden beds.

An original river red-gum provides shade along with larger shrubs and planted trees including the smoke bush, (Cotinus coggygria), camellias, variegated pittosporums as well as maples, ornamental pears and a Prunus ‘Elvins’.

Past clipped pittosporum and a golden abelia is the drying area, with a picking and vegetable garden. In March, a feature of this area is the heirloom vegetable, Tromboncini, supported by its own frame-work.

Buddleias form part of the back-drop and a group planting of the rose, R.’ Queen Elizabeth’, also thrives here. Pink jasmine, (Jasminum polyanthum), entwines itself through the railings on the small bridge leading over the creek. Leucodendrons, viburnums, and photinias have been recently planted here. Melaleucas, photinias and laurel form a loose hedge along the boundary.

Much of this charming garden has been grown from cuttings - potted up and then planted out. This is a garden with interest and color each season and the owner supplies a local florist with flowers and greenery throughout the year.

Watch out for: Creek behind house with water all year; a few uneven paths; a high, narrow bridge over the creek.
The nominated charities for this garden are: Hutt Street Centre and the Leukaemia Research Foundation.


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