Hornsby Heights – Natalie’s Garden (Sunday only)

Our garden is a small, young suburban garden with many raised beds. We back onto bushland so have divided our space by a fence for natural, native plants and edible gardens.

When we first moved here, the garden was an ornamental Balinese style, so over 6 years, we have slowly made it more usable by growing our own foods using organic principles.

We have 4 hens, 2 of which lay blue/green eggs (araucana hens). We grow many edibles for us to eat, and raise most of the seedlings ourselves. A few fruit tress, which are starting to produce, are in the sunny front yard; these include 2 types of apples, lemon, finger lime, grapefruit, mandarin, blueberries, gauva, mango, peach and a large mulberry tree (which had lived in a pot for 10 years!). There is a natural native bee hive at the very back of our property, which is inaccessible for most, and we grow many bee friendly flowers and plants for this reason. We also have Flowhive Beehive.

Being on a sloping and steep block, it is unfortunately inaccessible for prams and wheelchairs as we have stairs, sloped inclines and some areas with small ‘drop-offs’. There are 2 worm farms and 3 compost bins. We also use a Vegepod for growing leafy greens. We would love to show visitors around our little garden, and share ideas.