SOME of the most spectacular garden designs on the Mornington Peninsula will feature in this year’s garden design festival on 12 and 13 November.
The weekend has been organised by the Rotary clubs of Kew, Brighton North and Central Melbourne to raise money for charity and to encourage creative, bold, innovative, versatile, practical, and responsible gardening.
This year the clubs’ charity focus is on youth suicide awareness.
Mornington resident Steve Taylor is opening his garden, which he designed and has spent “countless” hours and weekends on to perfect.
“I designed the home and garden and was heavily involved in the home build … it was my COVID project and mental saviour to be honest,” he said. “I have designed our home and garden around entertaining family and friends with the relaxed and sophisticated peninsula lifestyle and vibe in mind.”
Taylor described the planting palette as being coastal in its theme but says he “stretched some rules when it comes to varieties, combinations and layouts”.
His garden is one of four on the peninsula to open, with another in Mornington, one at Red Hill and one at Rye.