A striking garden on South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula evokes the Mediterranean.

Story By Kim Woods Rabbidge

Summer’s vast expanses of buff-coloured paddocks spill out from the roadway leading to ‘Boat’s End’, Roger and Sarah Budarick’s property on the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia. Once inside the front gate, it soon becomes obvious this is a special place. Set on a hillside, the contemporary home and garden overlook Currency Creek and sinewy tributaries of the mouth of the Murray River flowing out to the Great Australian Bight.
This garden is strikingly appealing – even in mid-summer, when daytime temperatures can linger for weeks at more than 40 degrees Celsius. “I tend to think of our summers like the north’s winter,” Sarah says. “It’s a time we bunker down and the garden is in survival mode.”

This Story is from Issue #96

Outback Magazine: Aug/Sep 2014