TasWeekend article

LIVING ON THE EDGE

words JENNIFER STACKHOUSE photography AMANDA DUCKER

Despite the immense challenges that come with its location, Julia Weston has managed to create a truly gorgeous garden at Seaview Farm near St Marys.

As I drove up the long, winding gravel road through the forest towards Seaview Farm, I seriously doubted the sat nav’s sense of direction. Surely there wasn’t a fabulous garden here. I even doubted the promised sea view. There was no sign of water, no level land amid the dense stands of bushland, the soil didn’t look much chop and the ocean was nowhere to be seen.

I persevered and it paid off when I finally reached a level spot …

I persevered and it paid off when I finally reached a level spot with a long driveway, inviting stonewalls and the hint of a garden beyond. Julia Weston was there to welcome me.

“Let’s start at the front,” she said, leading me along …

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