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Ivy Alley started off as a standard, suburban backyard in northern Sydney, but Rachel Gleeson’s love of potting and propagating meant the garden soon took over the lawn and her children’s play area. She says it got to the point where she had to decide whether to give her passion away or open the alley gate at the back of the garden and let customers in. It’s since evolved into a nursery that breaks with tradition. It feels more like an enchanting garden walk, with the succulents, bonsai, ferns and other small plants playing peek-a-boo on their unconventional display stands.