Open flower pol­icy works

Canning Times - - FRONT PAGE -

THIS beau­ti­ful oa­sis is lo­cated in the heart of Can­ning Vale and the owner is open­ing its doors to the pub­lic this week­end.

A CAN­NING Vale sub­ur­ban oa­sis fea­tur­ing a colour­ful ar­ray of botany is set to open its gar­den to the pub­lic for char­ity.

Florence McCrae is let­ting the pub­lic into Craig­mile Gar­den as part of the Open Gar­dens West Coast series of events from 10am4pm on Oc­to­ber 13 and 14.

The gar­den fea­tures a range of plants, trees and flow­ers, in­clud­ing roses, clema­tis, fuch­sias, camel­lias and orig­i­nal melaleuca and shade trees on the hal­facre block.

Mrs McCrae said the land had come a long way since she first bought it, when it was just a large ex­panse of sand with a cou­ple of melaleuca trees.

“I’ve got a lot of the older-type plants which have gone out of vogue, but also newer ones. In­stead of just be­ing two or three va­ri­eties of plants, I’ve got enor­mous col­lec­tions of plants on the prop­erty,” she said.

Mrs McCrae said gar­den­ing was her pas­sion.

The gar­den is at 3 Ash­more Av­enue. En­try is $6 for adults and free for chil­dren un­der 18. All pro­ceeds will go towards the Royal Fly­ing Doc­tor Service. Re­fresh­ments will be avail­able.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son­mu­ni­ d487404

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son d487404

Florence McCrae is open­ing her gar­den to raise funds for the Royal Fly­ing Doc­tor Service.

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