Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Sunday's Garden: growing Heide

On an extremely hot day, we enjoyed a very interesting talk about the development of Heide, one of Melbourne's most-loved cultural destinations.  

 Lesley Harding and Kendrah Morgan, curators at the Heide Museum of Modern Art, spoke enthusiastically about the research for their book Sunday's Garden and showed some fascinating photos from the early days when Sunday and John Reed began the hard work of building the garden on their property.   

Recent photos of the area gave a sense of the wonderful legacy that we can all enjoy today.   

There were many anecdotes about the people involved with the garden and the ideas that shaped plant choices, gardening techniques and big and small projects, as well as hardships such as flooding.   

The sheer physical effort that was required for many years - and still continues -  showed the enormous dedication and vision behind this inspiring site.    

For gardeners and non-gardeners alike, everyone can enjoy the story and beauty of Heide in Sunday's Garden.

Blog post written by Carol.