"Karma Cottage" garden.

Karma Cottage open to public

DUANNE Karle’s life revolves around plants and gardens.

Horticulturist by day, Mr Karle spends the rest of his time tending his and wife Janet’s amazing garden at 111 Locke Street.

And this weekend they will open “Karma Cottage” to the public for the second time as part of the Australia’s Open Garden Scheme (AOGS), along with “Merrilees” at 177 Palmerin Street and “Scotchman’s Hill” at 92 Canning Street.

Yesterday Mr Karle took the Daily News on a tour of the garden, which has more than 400 plant species spread out over their relatively small block on Locke Street.

The garden is described as vibrant, colourful and eclectic and features a vast array of things to feast your eyes upon. Mr Karle said the garden was designed so as to have something interesting to look at year-round, with species flowering even in winter.

The three gardens will be open tomorrow and Sunday from 10am to 4.30pm each day.

There will be food and refreshments available at Mr Karle’s garden and on Sunday there will be live music in the afternoon.

Entry to the gardens is $6 each for adults and children under 18 are free.



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