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Members' Gardens Around the World

A garden in Apulia, southern Italy
This is the text of a talk given by Filippo Marroccoli at the 2015 AGM in Ischia.

An urban Adelaide garden
In an Adelaide tree-lined suburb is a large family home and garden hidden from the street by a hedge of Pittosporum and Photinia, one of the few remaining features from the old garden ...

A California Garden - Katherine Greenberg, MGS President 2000-2004
Before agriculture came to our valley, there were oak woodlands growing on the north-facing slopes, as evidenced by the natural vegetation on the hillside above our property. Many of the oaks were removed in the twentieth century and replaced with orchards and homes ...

A garden in Cape Town
This one-acre garden, which is 20 years old, is situated on a steep slope on the south-eastern side of Table Mountain, not far from Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens ...

A garden in Uzès, France
Our new garden was created almost exactly two years ago in the Languedoc region of France. We wanted to create a "pretty, mosaic garden" using easy to grow mediterranean plants ...

Bay Area, California
If only trees could talk! Our suburban California garden is dominated by three ancient Valley oaks, Quercus lobata, the largest probably 175 to 200 years old ...

A garden in Oakland, California
Our Oakland town home is located in the hills above San Francisco Bay. The climate here is quite temperate, with some summer fog ...

A Garden in the Adelaide Hills, Australia
We bought our home and garden in the Adelaide Hills 35 years ago. The house is a farmhouse cottage ...

A garden in Catalonia
My garden on the French Mediterranean coast near Spain was retrieved from overgrown chaos starting eight years ago ...

A garden in Mallorca, Spain
Our garden lies on a steep, north-facing hillside at the edge of a typical and unspoilt Mallorcan village, and comprises about 4,000 square metres ...

A city garden in Montpellier, France
Our city garden was created in 2003 using first plants from my previous garden which had been waiting in pots since 2001 ...

A garden in Umbria, Italy
In 1997 my husband and I bought a ruined farmhouse in Northern Umbria, Italy and, after having it restored, moved to it permanently in the summer of 1998 ...

A city garden in Athens, Greece
Athens has many small hills and during the last century many of them were quarried. Our house is built on the rocky summit of one of the taller of these hills ...

A garden in the Vaucluse, France
Our garden in the Vaucluse lies in a fruit-growing valley at the foot of Mont Ventoux and is subject to temperatures of up to 35ºC in summer ...

Nangkita 'Place of Little Frogs', Victoria, Australia
We built our timber house 17 years ago on half an acre and began to make the garden shortly afterwards ...


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