Category Archives: Diggers Club

Colours of Cloudehill

In the third and final post on the Cloudehill Gardens, I selected a range of flowers that were impressive in their vibrancy and shape. The summer flowers are in full bloom. They have designed the gardens beds extremely well. It is a design with layers within a bed that will flower at different times making for year round interest. Most gardeners (including me) plant for a short spring display but the Summer period can last much longer. Planting a garden high in the hills can also help the plants from being cooked during a hot spell and can extend the spring feeling. Entry is free for kids and for members of the Diggers Club – otherwise it is $10 per person. Well worth the journey and the cost.

Red Flower

Red Flower

Red Flower II

Red Flower II

Red Flower and Bee with pollen baskets

Red Flower and Bee with pollen baskets on rear legs.

Red Field II

Red Field

Blue Flower with Spinebill

Blue Flower spike with Spinebill attached…

Purple Flower with Bee

Purple Flower with Bee

Part 1 : Birds of Cloudehill

Part 2: The Wonderful Gardens of Cloudehill

The Wonderful Gardens of Cloudehill

A nature photographer’s dream: The gardens of Cloudehill in Olinda are stunning and while many coastal gardens are drying out and becoming a bit cooked in the late summer heat, the Cloudehill gardens are still in full flower. The variety of flowers (perennials and annuals) are amazing and the woods that lead into the lower gardens and gullies are cool and inviting. I explored the garden rooms, the pathways and woods, looking for colour, interesting features and of course birds.

Cloudehill Gardens

Cloudehill Gardens

Cloudehill Gardens II

Cloudehill Gardens II

Ceramic Green Man

Ceramic Green Man

Pot Plantings

Pot Plantings

Red Field and stone sign (Art not a warning - I actually asked)

Red Field and stone sign (it is a sculpture not a warning – I actually asked)

Stone Owl? I always seem to photograph this sculpture though I am not sure what it is...

Stone Owl? I always seem to photograph this sculpture though I am not sure what it is…

Shaded Garden Corner with mixed pots and planting

Shaded Garden Corner with mixed pots and planting

Silver Leaf above the Shaded Pavilion

Large Silver Leaf above the Shaded Pavilion

 Part 1 : Birds of Cloudehill