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Each spring, the walkway that skirts the side of this Federation home in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs is festooned with clusters of pretty mauve-blue wisteria blooms. The arrival of these fragrant flowers is accompanied by the hum of happy bees and evokes for the owners thoughts of Claude Monet’s celebrated flower garden in Giverny, France.

Lyndall Keating, director of Garden Society and designer of the garden, is just as enamoured of the “whimsical, Monet-inspired

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