Updated: Jan 23, 2020
My name is Kerin-Lea and I am the Tassie end of the business. I am horticulturist and graphic artist. My first love are the plants from North America. I have no idea why. I have a large block that is completely planted out (who needs grass?). That is why you will see a lot of sweet peas being grown in amongst my existing garden beds. I also have a dedicated sweet pea growing area. In this area, my sweet peas are grown in raised beds.
I live with my family, 6 cats, 4 dogs and the chooks and a rooster in a 1940s weatherboard cottage that we are in the process of renovating.
Not only do I have a large flower garden but also a large kitchen garden. We loooooove to cook. I love to forage and therefore deliberately don't have neat rows of plants (much more fun this way). I have an interest in using more unusual plant material when cooking. For example I make lilac syrup, honeysuckle cordial and of course elderflower cordial. If I can ever bring myself to do it, I want to make peony jelly. I also supply the restaurants in Launceston with edible flowers, under the name of Forgotten Edibles.
I am always more than happy to attend garden clubs to do presentations and my garden is available to be booked for tours.
What little time I have left is spent working on my graphic art. I design botanical artwork and prints for wallpaper, fabric, clothing and homewares. Check out my website - Poppy Pod Contemporary Botanical Artwork
A garden jammed packed with so many lovely plants doing things naturally.
A garden filled with love and whimsy.
This garden wraps you in a warm hug.
Kerin-Lea has created a “walled” English perennial garden. Her rambling garden is a touch of Edna Walling and a touch of Monet.
The garden is a true credit to who Kerin-Lea is as a person and the garden reflects her disorganised chaos! If ever in Tassie, visit her garden. Longford Blooms