As expected, I was fortunate enough to stay in South East Australia, the state of Victoria, where I was asked to teach Japanese pruning for almost three weeks.
After 24 hours of flight with a quick stop in Hong Kong, recognizable by its huge buildings bathed in a thick “fog”, and the infinite pleasure of seeing from above the sun rise at the other end of the world, I finally arrived to take my quarters. And in Australia, everything is often disproportionate … my room is over 35m² !!! With a sublime view, especially in the evening ! I let you enjoy…
This magnificent estate is located on a unique plot of 80 hectares in the heart of the Howqua Valley, crossed by a river … It was a treat, a total immersion in nature, its fauna, flora and the Australian mountains !
This property already has a nursery of more than 2.000 western trees, which Australians easily plant around their house to protect it from fire, separating it from the great eucalyptus trees that burn too easily, in a country of the driest. A niwaki nursery being born …
The pleasure of being able to work on big Thunbergii pines and Chinensis “Kazuka” junipers, almost impossible to find in France !
As well as very beautiful Japanese maples …
A big THANK YOU to Life and Aly for this amazing experience, to Peter, Jan and Brett for their kindness, their welcome – the Australians are really top “friendly” ! And see you soon in our latitudes!
That is fascinating !
I would love to know if you are maybe planning to come to Sydney one day.