Take you for a stroll through South Australian gardens from colonisation to the 1930s.
Early gardening emphasised subsistence but British landscaping styles were soon introduced to a variety of larger pastoral homesteads and the city’s stately homes. Closer to Adelaide larger domestic blocks highlighted changing fashions in design and planting and a melding of individual styles.
By the 1870s flowers were as proudly grown as vegetables and garden shows proliferated. As aesthetics overtook the purely practical, the home garden became a place to enjoy and admire.
This presentation was recorded as part of the State Library's Live and Learn program on 10 October 2023.
Presenter: Isabel Story, Librarian, State Library of South Australia