Greenfields garden ready to bloom for open day

Garden enthusiasts are tipped to descend on a Greenfields property bursting at the seams with native and exotic plants in October. 

Garden owner and creator Pam McCagh will open her property to interested community members on October 21-22. 

In just a short walk around her half an acre property Ms McCagh offers visitors an insight into each type of plant, and her best tips and tricks to looking after them. 

Her property is listed on My Open Garden, a website listing Australia’s finest private gardens and gardening events. 

The garden boasts thousands of plants and hundreds of garden ornaments, all put together in the last four years. 

Retired farmers from the Geralton area Ms McCagh said her garden kept her entertained. 

“Every morning I wake up and something has bloomed or another rose has popped out. It’s a lovely feeling to get up [to] this garden. It’s stunning,” she said. 

This is the second year the hobby gardener has opened her doors to the public and she said it “won’t be the last”.

“I love people to come in and enjoy the garden. It is a showpiece. It’s got wow factor,” she said. 

“It’s a place where people can come to relax and feel the energy in the garden. That’s why it’s called The Garden of Serenity, because it’s peaceful.”

Ms McCagh said it was encouraging when she show her visitors faces light up when they first entered the garden. 

“It  makes me feel good because there’s been a lot of work poured into this garden,” she said. 

Ms McCagh said she potters away in the garden for about three hours a day, two in the morning and one at night.

“It’s expensive… but definitely worth it,” she said. 

She said when people visit they realise that Mandurah can grow a lot of beautiful, different types of plants.

“You can grow anything in the garden if you have the right soil,” she said. 

Using what some might find as bizarre techniques, such as washing-up liquid and soap power to get rid of unwanted insects in the soil, Ms McCagh said she knew a lot of handy tricks to getting the soil just right for any plant. 

If you would like to visit Ms McCagh’s garden go to 13 Palomino Place, Greenfields on October 21-22. 

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