New book on country gardens

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8 Apr 2014

Wildwood garden is featured in a new publication on Australia's country gardens.

The book has been compiled by Australian Country magazine editor Kirsty McKenzie and is called Australian Country Garden. Kirsty has included some of the most beautiful gardens from across rural Australia.

"From traditional cottage gardens to sprawling outback oases, we’ve had privileged access to some of this country’s gardeners’ most splendid horticultural achievements," says Kirsty. "This collection of photo essays travels from one end of the country to the other and showcases gardens from grand-scale to pocket-sized, and simple to grand.

"See what a combination of determination in the face of drought, floods and bushfires, hard work and enthusiasm for putting down roots can achieve," says Kirsty.  "We’re sure you’ll come away with a better understanding of not just the challenges that country gardeners face, but also the dedication and passion with which they pursue their collective passion for plants."

Sue Tapping from Wildwood says she's delighted to see their garden featured in the new book and hopes it will encourage more visitors to discover the garden.

Australian Country Gardens, $19.95 rrp, is available at newsagents and from