Bill Hopkins - ‘Insights from Gardening at the South African High Commission’

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Thursday, 18 July 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Bill Hopkins looked after the beautifully designed and maintained gardens at the South African High Commission in Yarralumla for 43 years. The garden is known for its spring display of flowering shrubs, bulbs and perennials surrounded by immaculate lawns and imposing marble statues. Vibrant South African species flourish in sheltered beds, and the small pond and water fountain is surrounded by proteas. Now retired, Bill  will relate the history of the garden and talk about its design and the plants. He has many stories about fascinating people who spent time in the garden during his long tenure.

Bill Hopkins, now retired, was gardener at the High Commission for 43 years.