Open Garden at Middleton's Taringa Park

ANOTHER WORLD: Alan and Carolyn Potter will open their colourful and diverse garden at Middleton to the public on Sunday, October 15, from 10am to 4pm. It is part of the 'Open Gardens SA'  scheme.

ANOTHER WORLD: Alan and Carolyn Potter will open their colourful and diverse garden at Middleton to the public on Sunday, October 15, from 10am to 4pm. It is part of the 'Open Gardens SA' scheme.

The beautiful 'Taringa Park'  garden at 671 Airport Road Middleton will be open to the public on Sunday, October 15, between 10am and 4pm, as part of the 'Open Gardens SA'  scheme.

This garden is well worth a visit and has the most wonderful romantic plantings spanning more than a hectare of the two and a half hectare property.

Immaculate green lawns and winding gravel pathways define the stunning colourful flowering gardens that are a credit to the owners Carolyn and Alan Potter.

This garden is continually changing with the seasons and it's at its best in the springtime with dozens of roses in bloom and bright spring annuals and perennials dotted among shrubs and trees.

There's quaint out houses, water features, garden ornaments and a gazebo where one can relax and take it all in.

A mixture of Australian native plants border some of the sections and these act as a windbreak to protect the more delicate cottage garden plants that are in the main central area.  

Alan and Carolyn have magically transformed their 2.4 hectare property into a romantic garden, despite the extreme harsh environment, little available rainwater and regular high winds and salt spray; and all within 12  years. It's a true testimonial of what can be achieved with just a little imagination, creativity, hard work and a real love and passion for gardening.

Within the property there are different areas, including the abundant fruit and vegetable section, an amazing succulent garden with unusual recycled relics adorning this site and a gazebo next to a stunning water feature.

Open Gardens SA ‘s Gail Heritage said that attending an open garden gives the visitor an opportunity to gain valuable ideas that you can put into practice in your own garden.

“The Open Gardens SA scheme helps to educate, promote enjoyment, knowledge and the many benefits of gardening,” she said.

Devonshire teas will be available and visitors to the garden can purchase plants from the well stocked plant stall. Cost of entry is $8  for adults with free entry for children under 18. Part proceeds of the days takings will benefit Zonta International Victor Harbor.   

For more information visit the website www.opengardensa.org.au

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