This post is a little late and out of order. I went to Castlemaine for the launch of 'Isabella's Garden' a new picture book from Glenda Millard (pub Walker Books). The book is about the seasons of a garden and very poetic. Beautiful. The illustrations are by WA fine artist, Rebecca Cool. Gorgeous.
The launch was held at Buda, historic house and garden. The garden was just peeking into spring. Leaves were budding but not yet burst, but there were flowers everywhere.
It's hard to fathom the work that went into establishing a garden that endures to this day. (Not to mention keeping it going) We only peeked into the house, but had time for a stroll around the garden before the launch.