Hornsby – Tara’s Garden

When Tara and her family moved in to their rental home the backyard was wall to wall concrete. 5 years later, without making any permanent changes and by utilising found, recycled and transportable items, the space has been completely transformed into a productive garden filled with fruits, vegetables, masses of flowers, a beehive and a worm farm.

In 2019 the Warre beehive became a treasured addition, joining the worm farm as the unofficial household pets. 

Using raised garden beds, pots and some of the garden bed space, Tara and her girls grow lemons, passion fruit and olives as well as lots of different annual fruits and vegetables like strawberries, tomatoes, lettuce, carrot, corn, pumpkin, beans, zucchini. 

Virtual Trail

Ticket holders can view a virtual tour of this garden by clicking here.

Please note: after purchasing a ticket you will need to request access to the private Facebook group to see this video. The video will be available until 31 May 2020.

Physical Trail

Tara’s garden will be open as part of the Sydney Edible Garden Trail on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm only.

10am – backyard beekeeping
11am More than herbs: growing food in a rental garden
2pm Understanding microclimates: tips and tricks on growing food in courtyard garden all through the year

Winter vegetable seedlings and pollinator friendly flower seedlings for sale.

Sydney Edible Garden Trail - beneficial flowers
Beneficial flowering plants grown as part of Tara’s edible garden
Sydney Edible Garden Trail - raised vegetable beds
Raised garden beds and pots are used to grow edibles in Tara’s garden
Sydney Edible Garden Trail - growing edibles in pots
Tara grows her edibles in post and raised garden beds
Sydney Edible Garden Trail - pumpkin vine
The pumpkin vine growing from the corn patch