North Willoughby – Fiona’s Driveway Veggie Patch

Fiona’s driveway veggie patch began its life early in 2018.

During a renovation the previous year, the old concrete driveway along the side of her house had to be lifted to add to the soft surface ratio. The builder used to joke that the area would make a great grassed cricket pitch. Fiona had other ideas for the space, visualising the space to finally have an area to grow food.

She employed a carpenter to work on the space and, as part of the work, he built three raised garden beds along the driveway.

In it’s first 18 months, the garden has grown many winter and summer cropping veggies. Herbs and edible flowers also feature throughout the garden. Many of these vegetables and flowers Fiona has grown from seed.

In the 2019 summer season, Fiona grew a delicious crop of tomatoes, cucumbers and lots of herbs. The tomato harvest weighed over 15kg.

The more she grows, the more space Fiona tries to find in the garden so she can keep planting all this goodness. Many herbs are now being grown in pots around the garden.

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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

Driveway Veggie Patch will be open as part of the Sydney Edible Garden Trail on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm only.

Sydney Edible Garden Trail - Driveway Veggie Patch
Driveway Veggie Patch raised garden beds
Sydney Edible Garden Trail - Driveway Veggie Patch
Capsicum and rainbow chard plants
Sydney Edible Garden Trail - Driveway Veggie Patch
Lettuce, kale, celery and herbs
Sydney Edible Garden Trail - capsicum plant
Capsicum ripening in the garden
Sydney Edible Garden Trail - Tomatoes
Tomatoes grown in the veggie patch
Sydney Edible Garden Trail - alpine strawberries
Alpine strawberries growing vertically
Sydney Edible Garden Trail - Driveway Veggie Patch
Driveway Veggie Patch has 3 raised garden beds protected by netting
Sydney Edible Garden Trail - garden harvest
A harvest of eggplants, borage and herbs from the veggie patch
Sydney Edible Garden Trail - yellow capsicums growing Willoughby driveway veggie patch
Capsicums
Sydney Edible Garden Trail - Willoughby driveway veggie patch raised garden beds
Newly planted with seedlings
Sydney Edible Garden Trail - bee friendly flowers Willoughby driveway veggie patch
Bee attaching flowers
Sydney Edible Garden Trail - Willoughby building raised garden beds on a driveway
Building the raised garden beds
Sydney Edible Garden Trail - Willoughby building raised garden beds on a driveway
Willoughby driveway veggie patch transformation