Fairy un­usual gar­den fundraiser

Southern Gazette (Victoria Park) - - NEWS -

PEO­PLE are en­cour­aged to bring along a fairy statue when they visit the award-win­ning Ro­manc­ing the Stone gar­den in Maida Vale this week­end.

Tom Hogg said Fairyville, built in the En­chanted Woods, was a de­light for chil­dren, par­ents and grand­par­ents.

“Fairyville takes us back to a fan­tasy world,” Mr Hogg said.

“I have built lit­tle stone fairy cot­tages into the side of a hill and peo­ple are wel­come to bring along a weath­er­proof fairy and I will sit­u­ate it in Fairyville for them.”

Mr Hogg said af­ter a very wet win­ter fol­lowed by sunny days, the gar­den looked splen­did.

Mr Hogg has been us­ing his gar­den to raise money for the Amanda Young Foun­da­tion since 2004.

He said the tragedy of the for­mer Pen­rhos Col­lege stu­dent’s death to meningo­coc­cal spurred him to help fundraise for the cause.

The open gar­den is on Oc­to­ber 6 to 8 from 1`0am to 4.30pm. Ro­manc­ing the Stone is at 3 Lil­ian Road, Maida Vale.

Pic­ture: Will Rus­sell www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d487070

Tom Hogg in his mag­i­cal gar­den.

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