Pleasure Garden

a listening garden
by Genevieve Lacey

Lambley Gardens

Ascot, Victoria
2015

David Glenn’s Lambley nursery and garden is set around an old farmhouse in the hot, dry, windswept plains of the central Victorian Goldfields. Lambley’s dry garden abounds with frost-hardy plants requiring very little watering, and is world renowned as a benchmark in dry climate and sustainable gardening. The extensive organic vegetable garden features trial beds for vegetable and flower seeds, and joyous perennial borders. The gardens are generously open to the public throughout the year, free of charge, and Lambley is an inspiring example of an ingenious, profoundly artistic garden, referencing old traditions, but designed for a contemporary Australian climate.

http://lambley.com.au

Film by Sera Davies
Images by Genevieve Lacey & Elizabeth O’Donnell

Our thanks to collaborators around the world who have brought Pleasure Garden to life:

Jane Davidson and the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, Australia Council for the Arts, Fiona Winning, Lieven Bertels and Sydney Festival, Ed Champion and staff at Vaucluse House, Sydney Living Museums, Criss Canning and David Glenn of Lambley Garden, Malgosia Fiebig, City Carillonneur of Utrecht, Toby Chadd and ABC Classics, Sheena Boughen and the Four Winds community, Music Norway, Lou Oppenheim and Circus Oz, Henk Heuvelmans and Martijn Buser of Gaudeamus, Graham Pushee and Arts Management, Martel Ollerenshaw, Atticus Bastow, Nick Roux, Ann Lacey, Francine Tanner, Jude Gun, Steven Richardson, Nicole Newman, Fiona Blair, Damon Young, Pat Hockey, Greg Lyons, Adam Gibson, Joseph Browning, Madeleine Flynn, Tim Humphrey, APAM, Kara Ward, Emer Harrington, Catherine Ashton, Mark Lowrey, Lillian Desormeaux, Adele Conlin and Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, William Strode, Daniel Brine, Mark Denbigh and the team at Norfolk and Norwich Festival, Paul Forecast, Alastair Bradshaw, Tina Hammond and all at Felbrigg Hall, Suzie Curtis, Kate Robinson, Huw Humphries, Paul Keene, Sarah Hickling, Miko Malkowski and all at The Charterhouse and The Barbican, Tim Bifield, Anna Casey, Rachel Smith, Rebecca Driver, Sheila Pott and all at Salters' Yard, Michael Schneider, Patrick Schellenberg and all at Boswil, Jane Marriott, Nicola Stephenson, Trevor Nicholson and the team at Harewood.