GARDENING GURU: Landscaper Clint Kenny will open up his immaculate garden for the last time this weekend.
GARDENING GURU: Landscaper Clint Kenny will open up his immaculate garden for the last time this weekend. Kerstin Kehren

‘The Laurels’ hosts last hurrah

MAKE the most of the opportunity to tour one of the city's most glorious gardens before landscaper Clint Kenny moves on from his gorgeous property, The Laurels.

Clint will open his garden to visitors for the last time tomorrow and Sunday and the $5 entry fee will be donated to charity organisation beyondblue.

Beautiful Camphor Laurel trees have graced the historic home for over a century but Clint has totally transformed the garden in the past five years.

"It's been the perfect place to draw lots of my favourite design elements together," he said.

Now both aesthetic and productive, the popular garden has attracted thousands of visitors on previous open weekends.

Spend the day exploring the formal garden rooms, productive kitchen garden, tree house, children's garden, and the rustic but enchanting "chook boudoir" - home to rare breeds of poultry.

Clint recycles when he can, and prefers to use such local elements as stone, gravel and timber.

Both days at noon he will speak on the principles of design incorporated at The Laurels and he'll be ready to answer visitors' questions throughout the weekend.

Visitors can purchase plants, produce and refreshments and enjoy a display of horse-drawn vehicles.

The Laurels, located at 54 Locke St, will be open between 9am and 4pm today and tomorrow.



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