GREAT GARDENS: Regency Park resident Judy Pearse shows visitors Les and Beryl Gwynne the 50s style Aussie garden.
GREAT GARDENS: Regency Park resident Judy Pearse shows visitors Les and Beryl Gwynne the 50s style Aussie garden. Katie Cameron

Visitors love the Regency Park Gardens

A SPRINKLE of rain did not deter garden-lovers who wandered through the grounds of Regency Park at the weekend, admiring the beautiful handiwork of residents and staff.

Regency Park co-director Marcus Barlow said the response from the public at the open gardens was extremely positive.

"Everyone has loved the gardens and so many people have come through," he said.

"Some of the gardens are just brilliant.

"Hundreds of hours have been put in by the residents and the Regency Park gardeners, everyone got behind it."

Hayden Wilkinson loved the Wizard of Oz-themed garden at Regency Park.
Hayden Wilkinson loved the Wizard of Oz-themed garden at Regency Park.

Visitor Margaret Snip said it was wonderful to see all the different garden features.

"Gardening keeps you going and gets you out of bed - it keeps your sanity," she joked.

"I especially love the roses."

Regency Park resident Judy Pearse was on hand to help out the visitors who came to have a look.

"There are 10 themed gardens," she said.

"I really enjoy showing people around and having a chat. We're all very happy here."

Les Gwynne said the highlights of the day would be the tour from the "bus driver" Regency Park staff gardener Jodie Bygroves, who drove visitors around in a buggy.

"She is very entertaining," he laughed.

Mr Gwynne also enjoyed the Aussie-style garden, which "was a beauty" - even featuring a red back spider in the "dunny".

Meanwhile, Ms Bygroves said she loved her job.

"Everyone gets to have a laugh," she said. "I love the residents like family."

Anne Sinnamon at her home with Open Garden visitors Rhonda Geitz, Barbara Johnson and Margaret Snip.
Anne Sinnamon at her home with Open Garden visitors Rhonda Geitz, Barbara Johnson and Margaret Snip.


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