Treats and trea­sures await on the Gar­den Tour

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You never know what plant trea­sures you will come across when gates are opened and you are able to me­an­der down gar­den paths. It’s this very rea­son why last year’s Blos­som Fes­ti­val Gar­den Tour was so well re­ceived, and why it will be this year too.

Last year 10 gar­dens in and around Alexan­dra de­lighted all at­ten­dees, and were proof that ev­ery sin­gle gar­den is dif­fer­ent and unique.

From es­tab­lished coun­try gar­dens to newly cre­ated mar­vels, these gar­dens had some­thing for ev­ery­one - from the keen gar­dener to the bud­ding be­gin­ner.

The self-drive tour also in­cluded a com­pli­men­tary af­ter­noon tea at Or­chard Gar­dens, and the op­por­tu­nity to join for­mer MasterChef con­tes­tant Tracy Pater­son for a cook­ing demon­stra­tion - both of these were also well re­ceived.

It would hard to outdo last year’s ef­fort, but what’s on of­fer this year will cer­tainly be on par.

On Sun­day Septem­ber 27 and Mon­day Septem­ber 28 visi­tors and lo­cals will have the op­por­tu­nity to am­ble through 10 gar­dens in Earn­scle­ugh and Clyde.

Not to give too much away, these gar­dens will be sim­ply stun­ning, but a map can be picked up from Alexan­dra iSite on the day to find your way to each prop­erty.

Tick­ets for the event can also be pur­chased from iSite, or by vis­it­ing www.blos­

But it doesn’t end there, a cook­ing demon­stra­tion will also be tak­ing place to com­ple­ment the tour!

Join Quintin Quider from Wild Earth who will demon­strate his unique wine bar­rel bar­be­cues, as well as cook­ing up de­light­ful wild food inspired cui­sine to tan­talise your taste­buds.

The Gar­den Tour and cook­ing demon­stra­tion tick­ets are $20, avail­able from Alexan­dra iSite.

The cook­ing show will be held at 12.30pm, 2pm, and 3.30pm at Judge Rock Win­ery, Hill View Rd on Sun­day Septem­ber 27 and Mon­day Septem­ber 28.

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