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Gardening event to bloom after three years planning

Margaret River green thumbs will experience a day of indulgence and education with garden designer Michael McCoy.

Mediterranean Gardening Margaret River will finally host its Armchair Gardening event on July 24 after three years of efforts. The long-awaited event will see garden designer McCoy of ABC’s Dream Gardens and Augusta local Steve Wood share their enthusiasm and experiences in gardens and sustainability.

Coordinator Julie Kinney said the event would give gardening enthusiasts a chance to gain valuable insight into how to bring their gardens up tot the next level.

“It’s going to be all about educating and bringing good gardening presenters to WA, particularly the South West because sometimes we miss out on a lot of these things,” she said.

” Michael is a very passionate and great presenter, as everyone would know from his program . .  . so we’re very excited and lucky to get him – even if COVID-19 means it’s via a screen.

“The point of armchair gardening is people can sit back and enjoy themselves in a stress-free environment, rather than digging out in the elements, which have been quite intense lately.”

Armchair Gardening was originally planned for 2019, but refurbishments to Margaret River’s HEART and COVID-19 continued to push the event back.

Despite outbreaks continuing throughout Victoria and NSW, Ms Kinney said the event would go ahead, via video if need be.

Tickets will be available for the region’s green thumbs from the HEART website at