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Stawell open garden to support WAMA project

GARDEN OPENING: Landscaper Andrew Davidson, left, is pictured with renowned Australian garden authority and WAMA project supporter Angus Stewart at Grannes near Stawell.

GARDEN OPENING: Landscaper Andrew Davidson, left, is pictured with renowned Australian garden authority and WAMA project supporter Angus Stewart at Grannes near Stawell.

Grannes, a native garden on Stawell’s doorstep, will open to the public on October 9 to help raise money for a proposed Wildlife Art Museum of Australia, WAMA project.
The gardens are on the property of Greg and Glenda Lewin, who are proud to share the ‘special place they have created with local people’.
“This is the third year we have opened our garden to the public and we look forward to welcoming everyone to what promises to be a very enjoyable day,” Mrs Lewin said.
Established in 2003, Grannes features native plants and landscaping, interspersed with sculptures.
The Lewins have sourced many of the plants from Western Australia as well as across the region, and the exhibits are flourishing in a challenging environment.
Developed by Barbara Reading, the gardens are now nurtured by landscaper Andrew Davidson, supported by Robert Chapelle and Geoff Illig.
This year, Grannes Open Garden Day will feature an exhibition of artworks by Chris Nicholls, ‘Drawn from the Wimmera’, curated by former Horsham Regional Art Gallery director and freelance curator Merle Hathaway.
Organisers have described Nicholls’ ‘evocative’ work as a reflection of his love and connectedness with the region, particularly the Wimmera River and Grampians landscapes.
Guest speaker will be AB Bishop, horticulturalist and co-author of ‘The Australian Native Garden’ with Angus Stewart, who will speak about ‘how to enliven your native garden’.
Guided garden walks, art activities a barbecue and afternoon tea are also planned for the Sunday event.
“This year promises to be spectacular, given the abundance of rain in the past few months,” Mrs Lewin said.
“We are expecting a real show of native flowers in full bloom the likes of which we have not seen for years.”
The open day, at 207 Pomonal Road, Stawell, is from 11am to 4pm. Adults will pay $10 and children can attend free of charge. People seeking more information can call Mrs Lewin on 0409 423 827.
The WAMA project aims to celebrate the relationship between art, science and nature. Project leaders are seeking government money to build the Wildlife Art Museum of Australia and gardens near Halls Gap.
WAMA project information is available online at www.WAMA.net.au.

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