Monday, February 16, 2015

Visit an inspiring & interesting edible home garden in Pascoe Vale AND support your local community garden at the same time! (21/22 Feb)

This weekend 21 and 22 Feb it's well worth a visit to Gunyah, Karen Sutherland's residential edible garden in Pascoe Vale.

It boasts 200 or more edible and useful plants in an ornamental setting including bush foods and herbs (e.g. Lemon Myrtle, Native Pepper, Saltbushes), South American fruits (e.g. Avocado, Babaco), rooftop beehives and garden, nature strip planting, wall gardens, aquaponics system and chickens.

Karen will give free talks on native herbs, bush foods and perennial vegetables at 11am, 1pm and 3pm each day as well as regular guided tours of garden.

There will be honey and honeycomb from the bees for sale as well as many unusual edible plants, such as Babaco and the amazing Fragola (Strawberry) Grape, so called because it smells and tastes like strawberries. This year Karen has the white and black fruiting varieties as well as the well known red fruiting type for sale. She'll be selling many bush herb plants as well as a new Caper plant bred for Australian conditions (‘Eureka’) and hopes to have some Perennial Bell Pepper plants for sale too (hers fruited every winter in semi shade for nearly 10 years – what a plant!)

There'll be refreshments with ingredients from the garden made by the lovely folk from the West Brunswick Community Garden, who will be there to welcome you and take your admission money at the gate (adults $8, free for under 18’s) with part of the proceeds helping fund their work. Come along and talk to them about getting involved in community gardening.


With the Open Garden scheme winding up this year, it might be a while before the garden is open for viewing again. Hope to see you there!

Where •  22 LOCHINVAR ST. PASCOE VALE SOUTH
Parking •  PARK IN ADJOINING STREET
OPEN • Open 10am-4.30pm Sat 21 & Sun 22 Feb.
ENTRY • $8 (U/18 FREE)
INFO • opengarden.org.au or http://www.edibleedendesign.com/
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