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North Willoughby – Chris’s low maintenance edible garden

A first glance, Chris’s garden in Willoughby looks very conventional, with lawn, patio, trees and borders. But Chris is a bit lazy around the garden, so his interest in growing produce has led to the selection of food trees and shrubs which are productive whilst being low-effort. Chris’s garden includes 4 citrus trees, a macadamia,[…]

Willoughby – Wendy & Alasdair’s streetside garden

Wendy and Alasdair’s streetside garden shows what can be done with a small space. Next to the footpath, Pepinos and Midyim-berries offer nibble-food for neighbourhood children. Also, in spring, Pineapple Sage flowers are a sweet treat (remember sucking a drop of nectar out of the honeysuckle flowers?) In autumn, the ice-cream bean trees are covered[…]

Denistone - Moss House - Margaret

Denistone – Margaret’s Garden

Margaret Mossakowska has spent her childhood surrounded by ornamental and productive gardens her parents created. Once she acquired her own block of land, she designed a permaculture garden with the primary goal to provide the family with food, medicinal and fibre-producing plants. It was filmed for the ‘Gardening Australia‘ show in 2016 Moss House is[…]

Northbridge – The Dairy Community Garden

The Dairy Garden started over 11 years ago and is now converting to an accessible garden with  six raised beds. We regularly have visitors from Castle Crag  pre school and the children from play groups pop in and out. We use organic principles to grow vegetables, fruit and herbs for all the community to enjoy.[…]

Middle Cove – Nita’s garden

Nita started her edible garden three years ago and still considers herself as a novice gardener. She used to describe herself as a plant killer and wouldn’t venture beyond succulents. But since starting her first raised bed and completing an Introduction to Permaculture course in 2015, she’s gaining more confidence in the garden and has[…]