This November, renowned landscape designer Paul Bangay is opening the gates to Stonefields, his private country garden, to raise funds for the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation.
Paul Bangay’s Stonefields Open Garden, on 17 and 18 November, offers a rare opportunity to go behind the scenes at one of Australia’s most celebrated gardens.
The garden, near Daylesford in Victoria, offers many delights for both new and return visitors.
Since the last Stonefields Open Garden in 2016, Paul has added a new lilac walk, featuring 100 lilacs which will be blooming in November, and revamped the property’s kitchen garden.
Visitors to Stonefields Open Garden will be supporting a good cause. All proceeds from the event goes to the not-for-profit Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation to help achieve its vision that children form positive food habits for life.
Paul, who sits of the Board of the Kitchen Garden Foundation, said he was proud to be able to help raise funds so more children could learn the joys of growing, harvesting, preparing and sharing fresh, seasonal delicious food.
“It is vital for children to eat fresh produce and the best way to help them do this is to show them how to grow it. Planting seeds and watching them bear fruit encourages enthusiasm and understanding,” Paul said.
The stunning seven-acre garden is not the only attraction at Paul Bangay’s Stonefields Open Garden.
Visitors will have the opportunity to meet Paul Bangay and Stephanie Alexander in the book-signing marquee, enjoy a selection of fine food and beverages, and browse the vibrant Community Market, which offers rare plants and other unique items.
Guests can also shop for handmade and seasonal items at stalls held by local Kitchen Garden Program Schools, and chat to the Kitchen Garden Foundation team.
For more information, head to www.kitchengardenfoundation.org.au/stonefields