Prof. Clive & Mrs. Julie Landis
Edencrest, Kendal, St. John
Sunday, March 3rd – 2.00 pm – 6.00 pm
Admission $15.00 for non-members and $10.00 for members
Good day to you and welcome to the Landis’ garden. We are experiencing drought conditions at the moment but we do hope you will enjoy the garden and the plants that are in bloom. This garden is located on the cliff at Kendal and commands a panoramic view of St. Philip from Skeete’s Bay, Sam Lords and the Crane in the east to the Airport and parts of Christ Church in the south. The garden has been beautifully and lovingly planned and landscaped by Mrs. Julie Landis whose love of gardening and nature is evident throughout.
The middle of the driveway is planted with Portulaca, and as you walk along, one side is a continuous border planted with an interesting collection of shrubs and plants, while on the other side an expansive lawn is dotted with a variety of trees, including Ylang-ylang, Cassia, Fat Pork, Pomegranate, fruit trees and a new edition to the garden, a vegetable/ tyre garden.
Follow the path where you will find Loquat, Carambola, Longan, Coffee, and Cocoa trees and be welcomed by the chickens and many cats. On the brow of the cliff overlooking the parish of St. Philip is a large area of Bromeliads and an abundance of ornamental pineapple plants. Then continue up to the large lawn with towering Bismarck palms and if you are lucky you will see Wilson the peacock in full display, but please don’t approach him.
Julie has also introduced several new aspects to her garden, including a large variety of Hybrid Anthuriums, Phalaenopsis and Dendrobium orchids, each in their own secluded area with seating, where one can relax and enjoy being surrounded by such beauty.
Julie’s creativity can also be seen in the several arches, each covered in different vines including the Hoya (wax flower), while a Chalice vine covers the arch over the wooden bridge leading to the swimming pool. Sit and enjoy being surrounded by the beauty of this amazing garden. To the east of the house there are more arches covered in bougainvillea. The varieties of colourful shrubs and flowering plants are too numerous to mention.
The garden overlooks a pristine swimming pool with Gazebo and Terrace where Teas and cool drinks will be available.
Directions to the Landis garden – from the Norman Niles roundabout on the ABC Highway follow Highway 4, pass Bulkeley factory and at Turnpike, fork right on to Highway 4B. Pass Buttals, go past Brighton Farmers’ Market and continue past Rolling Hills. Turn left at the sign “Kendal via Featherbed Lane” and follow the road up the hill. Continue on this road until you see the yellow BHS Open Garden sign at the junction leading to the garden. BHS members will be on hand to provide directions for Parking. After parking at the church walk down the unpaved road to the gates of Edencrest
From the roundabout at Six Roads take the exit to Sunbury Great House and St Philip’s Parish Church. At the church turn left, go through the village then turn right on to Highway 4B opposite Chapel Plantation. Immediately after Halton Great House turn right at the sign “Kendal via Featherbed Lane” and follow the road up the hill. Continue on this road until you see the yellow BHS Open Garden sign at the junction leading to the garden. BHS members will be on hand to provide directions for Parking.
There will be no charge for children under 12.
We hope you will enjoy this afternoon in the country where cooling breezes are ever present and we look forward to seeing all of you.