Down through the ages it has been a widely held belief that gardens are places of healing on a physical, psychological and spiritual level. The effort expended in creating a garden makes our bodies strong, the sense of purpose and achievement clears our minds and the space for meditation and contemplation nurtures our spirit. In 2003 Philippa moved to North Dorrigo. She suffers from Multiple Sclerosis, an incurable and degenerative disease. She credits the creation of her “Harmony Haven” a 2 acre Fantasy garden as having kept her well; mind, body and spirit.
Recently, Tina Rose, a Dorrigo local, has been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. From a deep sense of empathy Philippa has galvanised the whole Dorrigo community to come together to hold an open garden fundraiser for Tina. Two inspiring gardens in North Dorrigo will be open to the public on Sunday October the 25th from 10 am to 4pm.
“Harmony Haven” at 696 Tyringham Road features a rose labyrinth, amethyst meditation cave, ponds, streams and an atmosphere of fantasy. Due to the water hazards children under 12 cannot be admitted to this garden. “Moss Grove” at 589 Old Coast Road is a large mature garden featuring rare conifer and maple specimens. It also has a productive olive grove and a huge bonsai gallery.
There will be multidraw raffles, plant stalls and gourmet morning and afternoon teas available on the day. Come along and be inspired by these labours of love and support this worthy fundraising event for Tina. The organisers would like to thank the Dorrigo Chamber of Commerce, Spar Supermarket, IGA , Plant Dorrigo Nursery, Food Angel Café and the Dorrigo Post Office for their generous contributions.