Aunty comes to Ascot for famous garden

GREENER GRASSES: The Lambley Gardens in full bloom will be featured on the ABC's flagship gardening program 'Gardening Australia' with Carolyn Blackman.
GREENER GRASSES: The Lambley Gardens in full bloom will be featured on the ABC's flagship gardening program 'Gardening Australia' with Carolyn Blackman.

The Lambley Nursery and Gardens in Ascot started as a pet-project for David Glenn and Criss Canning but has since grown into an internationally known destination for gardeners and tourists alike. 

Mr Glenn said he and his wife designed and planted out the thee acre garden to please themselves but have been sharing their creation with the world for 25 years. 

“We specialise in dry climate plants,” he said. 

“This doesn't mean native or cactus plants necessarily, but plants from all over the world that grow in areas with dry summers and cool winters; climates similar to ours.”

“I have been a gardener all my life and my wife, Criss Canning, is an artist with a really good sense of design so we worked together on this project to design a garden we enjoyed.”

The Lambley Garden has been featured in books, magazines, and television shows all over the world and Mr Glenn said he never gets tired of the publicity. 

“The garden changes all the time and there are different aspects all the time.”

“I don’t get bored of it because the garden is different every day of the year.”

Mr Glenn said it was important to have the gardens accessible for all people to be able to enjoy it. 

“It is open to public everyday except Christmas Day and it was important to us not to no charge entry because we want to encourage local people who don't have a lot of money to come and enjoy the garden,” he said. 

Lambley Nursery and Gardens will be featured on the ABC’s ‘Gardening Australia’ on Saturday, September 9, at 6:30pm and again on Sunday, September 10, at 1pm.