Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

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Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Time-Honoured Show

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Byline: Shannon Newley

WHEN Lyn Besley started working on her garden 23 years ago, she had no idea people from all over the country and even the world, would one day walk through it.

This is what happened last time she opened her gates to the public for the Jacaranda Open Gardens program a and why she is doing it again.

aIt was all new to me but I loved it immensely,a she said.

Mrs Besley said she had been adding to the garden for more than two decades and it was aalmost therea.

aItas a lot of hard work and itas good exercise,a she said.

aI can spend days on end in the garden.a

aI try to use plants that are there all of the time, so I donat have to replant them all of the time.

aIam pretty proud of myself because itas a big job.a

Come Jaca time, the garden will look a little different from the greens and purples dotted through it, as Mrs Besley says itas at its best, two weeks before the festival. …

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