EDNA WALLING & BICKLEIGH VALE
Part 1Edna Walling was one of Australia’s most influential garden designers of the 20th century but I daresay, not too many people have heard of her.
- She just happened on some land while out bushwalking and convinced a bank manager to lend her money to buy the land and build her first house 'Sonning.'
|Trisha Dixon: garden writer and photographer|
The houses and outbuildings that were designed or approved by Edna Walling in what she termed 'the English style' include her own home 'Sonning' which was rebuilt in 1936 following the destruction of 'Sonning I' in a fire,
Edna Walling and Bickleigh Vale part 2Last week, I introduced you to Edna Walling was one of Australia’s most influential garden designers of the 20th century.
Edna Walling came to appreciate Australian flora more and more and started to incorporate many native species in her designs even early on.
I talk again with Trisha Dixon, garden author and photographer.