Meet Highfields Garden plant collector, David Kennedy
Linda chats with her dear friend, plant collector, and Collectors’ Plant Fair exhibitor, David Kennedy - Nurseryman and owner of Clover Hill and Highfields Gardens.
Over the past four years, David has worked endlessly to create Highfield Gardens, an eight acre masterpiece of rare cool climate gems.
100 kilometres west of Sydney is a completely different climate and David has managed to grow cool climate plants with great success.
He moved to Hartley after literally running out of space at his delightful Katoomba garden, Clover Hill.
David explains that as gardens are getting dryer we must all look to drought tolerant plants, the Mediterranean plants that do very well in dry conditions.
David outlines colour combinations and why yellow and purple are his stand out choices for a stand out garden.
His tips and tricks include borders and how to put together a brand new garden from scratch. He outlines his philosophy of thrive, survive or just die and no additional irrigation.
Linda and David exude enthusiasm and discuss their favourite cool climate plants and how to nurture them.