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Cuttings from the Garden World

Here's what's happening in the garden world this winter.

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The 2020 Leura Gardens Festival will take place over two weekends in spring, Saturday 3 - Monday 5 October, and Friday 9 - Sunday 11 October.As well as glorious cool climate gardens, including Everglades, pictured here in full cherry bloom, enjoy music performances, an art show and plant sales. Details at

Can't wait for Leura Gardens Festival

Paradise Gardens

The magnificent garden that plant hunter and breeder Bob Cherry created at Kulnurra is packed full of plant treasures. The garden, now called Paradise Botanical Gardens, opens over the long weekend in June for a Harvest Festival, and again on the first weekend of August to celebrate the garden’s mature magnolias and internationally significant collection of camellias. (And to find out what Bob did next, join us on our spring tour to Tasmania!) More at


Paradise, Kulnurra created by Bob Cherry

Found it!

Linda hunted up a ‘unicorn’ plant at Collectors’ Plant Fair this year. This one’s called Philodendron verrucosum. It’s from the lowland jungles of Ecuador and is great for rooms with low to medium light. It will join her other tropical treasures in her indoor jungle. She also boughttwo white ‘Natchez’ crepe myrtles, a variegated white ornamental grass, white paperwhite jonquils and 150 pure white hoop petticoat miniature daffodils - all for, you guessed it - her new white garden!


Philodendron verrucosum  also known as a 'Unicorn Plant'

Queenly magic

Hi Garden Clinic team,

Just wanted to share with you my magnificent Queen of the Night. I have been feeding it with Strike Back for Orchids and Liquid Potash. Tonight, it has 9 flowers and the perfume is magic!

Best regards, Elizabeth Point


Epiphyllum 'Queen of the Night'

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