About

Hello, and welcome to my Australian gardening blog. My name is Jane Munro and I write about gardens in my home town of Mudgee, in central western New South Wales. I also write about interesting and unusual gardens all over Australia. High quality photographs feature in all my blog posts.

And in 2019, I’m embarking on an exciting new creative workshop project, inspired by the annual Mudgee Garden Spectacular. This festival that captures the town’s love of gardening and the vibrant attractions of our renowned wine region and favourite getaway destination. My Dream Garden, in collaboration with two high-profile Mudgee creatives, will present two flower-themed creative workshops on the weekend of 19th and 20th October.

I invite you to join me for two unforgettable creative immersion events in a historical Mudgee vineyard setting. Make it a weekend and visit the open gardens as well.

Saturday 19th of October, learn masterful techniques to paint or draw a delightful floral subject in Jenny Macnaughton’s workshop, Express yourself with flowers.

Sunday 20th October, join Shiralee Archer’s floristry masterclass, Formal flower arrangement (after the style of the Old Masters).

For more information, please go to the “Creative Workshops” page or click here- https://mydreamgarden.com.au/creative-workshops/ .

Mudgee is a great place for gardening. There’s a strong contrast between the seasons here, so we get the dramatic autumn foliage and masses of spring flowering bulbs. The roses are spectacular. Winter is a time to appreciate the stillness of the countryside which becomes a winter wonderland as heavy frosts spangle the bare stems of the willows and the tall grasses.

I publish a post each week, normally on Wednesday. Please comment on any of my posts (I’d love to hear from you) or just add a “Like”.

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If you have a suggestion for something I should write about, please let me know. I’m always on the lookout for interesting ideas.

Below are links to some of my favourite posts from the archive.

Mudgee and central west gardens

Behind the hedge at Hillgrove House

Stage set for garden drama at Shearstone

Colour-filled garden in a rocky mountain hideaway

Mudgee dazzles in autumn

How to grow roses: advice from a very relaxed expert

Mudgee in the Spring- fragrantissima bellissima!

Garden events

Metal and stone energise a bright spring garden (Sculptures in the Garden, Rosby Wines, 2018)

Kandos Gardens Fair Showcases Great Gardens

Favourite gardens

Mountain garden commemorates loss, endurance and humanity

Secret Gardens (Wendy Whitely’s Secret Garden, Lavender Bay, Sydney)

A garden with heart and soul

Australian Native Plants

Natives and exotics beautifully balanced

Desert Drama at Cranbourne Botanic Gardens

Exciting Botanicals- Updated with Exciting News!

Hot debate in the garden (Are native plants the best choice for our Australian gardens?)

My garden

Grey days are beautiful too

Thanks for the rain!

Top Tomato Tips

Sustainability made easy

Interesting, unusual and special interest

Jewels of the north

A free-spirited garden

Each tree tells a story (about Chinese bonsai)

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Happy gardening!

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