Local Foraging

In her acclaimed ‘The Artist’s Way’, Julia Cameron makes a feature of Artist Dates or weekly artist assigned play days.

One of the joys of living in Castlemaine is that it is like living upon the hub of a wheel.

Spin the wheel, see where it lands and you can take yourself out to any number of lovely places to have an assigned play day.  Here there are endless options!

Daylesford is little over twenty kilometres from Castlemaine and there is no better place to treat someone than the Wombat Hill House and Garden.

The slice of Raspberry and White Chocolate Mud Cake was so generous that, when halved, we each had substantial portions. And those coffees were ‘jug sized’. We certainly came away feeling well satisfied.

After a superlative spring the Wombat Hill Gardens were looking their absolute best. Little wonder that this is my go to place when I am wanting to provide that special treat.

However there are a number of options in Daylesford.

The Book Barn is another favorite haunt, along with the Spring Park Nursery in nearby Eganstown. Their garden is looking particularly good this year and both of us came away with plants that seemed to call our name.