Peter Nixon’s ‘Sea-Changer’ opens on Sunday of PLF Kariong


‘Sea-Changer’ mirror deck greenwalls, opens for Gosford Open Gardens SUNDAY ONLY 29th September 10am – 3pm $5 gate

Garden Lovers, did you know its only 3 weeks till Plant Lovers Fair Kariong !

Springtime is here with a warm rush and a gazillion stall holders with tempting treasures will be on offer, come Saturday & Sunday 28th & 29th September at PLF ’19 so get your tix now to avoid the entry cue !!!  

Plant Lovers Fair Kariong

Gosford Open Gardens is on all weekend of the Fair with more than 10 gardens on offer. My home studio garden ‘Sea-Changer’ ONLY opens on Sunday 29th September,  

10am – 3pm  $5 gate.

‘Springtime ‘Sea-Changer’ style …

Sunday of the Fair is always a more relaxed day, so treat yourself to some of the best cool subtrops planting available in Australia in the one place !! Then its only a 20 minute drive from the fairground at Kariong Mountains Highschool 

to ‘Sea-Changer’ at 21 Lavinia Street, Forresters Beach 

‘Sea-Changer’ relaxing shade hut

Come to ‘Sea-Changer’ and many of the other 9 gardens, for new ideas on how you can make an even better home garden 🙂 

‘Sea-Changer’s’ 8 pages in Better Homes & Gardens Mag, August issue out now !


Garden Lovers, if you haven’t been able to make it up for one of ‘Sea-Changer’s’ opens here at Forresters Beach on the Central Coast, grab yourself a copy of Better Homes and Gardens mag August issue OUT NOW. This was a mid May shoot and shows how you can extend interest well into late Autumn for your cool subtropics garden at home.

Love Your Garden … 🙂      

‘Sea-Changer’ THIS Fri 12th July, 7pm Channel 7

Graham Ross at ‘Sea-Changer’ on BH&G’s shoot day in mid May this year

Getting a chance to spread cool subtropics love here at ‘Sea-Changer’ .. that’s what you’ll see 7pm on THIS Friday’s 12th July episode of Channel 7’s BH&G program.
Graham and I get to show you a species hippeastrum for late Autumn, so useful for a blast of scarlet fire in the semi shade garden. Tune in to see pretty sub-shrubs like barlaria and ruellias that can bring your garden welcome long flowering interest. He’ll also show how climbing bromeliads like Neoregelia x macwilliamsii and N. compacta are covering slat panels here, to bring lush low maintenance green cover to walls and fencing for your garden and much, much more ..

THIS Friday’s episode of Channel 7’s Better Homes & Gardens you can see my ‘Sea-Changer’ garden, for ideas to make an even better garden at home….
See you ‘Sea-Changer’ – side !!!

Shoot day at ‘Sea-Changer’ from the Mirror Deck

CLICK ON ABOVE VIDEO for a ‘Sea-Changer’ taster on what you’ll see on BH&G tomorrow (Friday 12th July) night.. !! 

‘Clifton’ Courageous

Planty Peeps at ‘Clifton’ Masterclass by designer Peter Nixon

Cool Subtropics Masterclass at ‘Clifton’ last Wednesday ..was two hours of ‘planty’ goodness, showing many Sydney seaside and harbour gardens of my design over the years. So reassuring to see nearly 100 of you, all wanting to learn new plants to make a better garden. 

Keen interest across residential home owners, master maintainers & growers ..
As the Speaker, have to say two hours just seemed to go by in a minute .. !

Hoping your cool subtrops baby tube give aways are safely in the garden by now, for an even better garden this high spring come November. 

Cool subtrops give away tubes to try at home went well ..
Many more people signed on to receive free the Garden Lovers Blog

High interest drove many more sign ups to receive the Garden Lovers Blog as an easy way to stay in the loop of new and interesting plants to make gardens from .. If you forgot to sign up or couldn’t make it on the day, sign up here at GARDEN LOVERS BLOG that will take you to my e-mail address.

On my left, master cac & succ grower Wendy Twaddell, formerly of Hannah St Beecroft & more recently of Garden Gate Dural
With Felicity McCaffrey our Host & owner of rather loverly ‘Clifton’ Hunters Hill

Thanks to all who attended. Your great interest in making a better garden has raised around $2,250 for L’Arche Sydney   …while learning more at the same time from the huge cool subtropics planting bandwidth, to make more Sydney gardens from plants .. !

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