My garden – a Place of Heaven filled with Special Memories

Written by Julia Gorham


David Hobson

I bought an acre property in Bryanston in 2000. With beautiful tall trees and vast open spaces, due to all the plants in the garden being removed by the previous owner. It was dry, alone and crying out in desperate need of loving care. Upon visiting the property and driving

I instantly had a vision of creating a beautiful garden, filled with different colours for each season and special spaces, a garden to create with passion. This would be my special project, an exciting challenge that will be an amazing treasure, forever to hold.


My garden is a place where I can find peace and happiness, a place where we buried our much loved dogs, – right in the middle of the rose garden and guess what? Orange daisies sprung up in

My girls planted their favourite vegetable seeds in the vegetable garden, watering them each day, they picked bright, purple mulberries, ripe round plums and peaches to eat to make fruit jams. They watched goldfish in their carefully placed fish pond in the middle of the rose garden, whilst sitting on their favourite bench, picked rosemary and bay leaves for home cooked meals. My mother kindly donated bright purple agapanthus, African daises, pink creepers, delicate

My garden is place of heaven and a dream come true! As I walk in my garden or gaze through the windows, it always gives me immense pleasure, joy and a sense of tranquillity!


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