Hector's Patch

Mile End


35A King St, Mile End

Saturday 17 February 2018
to
Sunday 18 February 2018

10:00 AM
to
4:30 PM

Description

The garden owner’s interest in conservation is evident in the front garden which has been planted with Australian natives and indigenous species selected for interesting colours and textures. Contrasting is the architectural framework of an original frangipani which allows light into the house in winter and in summer provides cool shade and an abundance of perfumed flowers.
The double-sized back garden is shared with two of man’s best friends, so with their needs in mind, the owner has incorporated hard and soft surfaces. Outside the kitchen is a summer shady spot for sitting and enjoying the vista of the long garden. Pots sit on brick walls and with the dogs in mind, raised vegie beds have been built in an interesting symmetrical layout.
The garden is divided into a series of compartments with different purposes; brick paths with mosaic inlays and diamond shaped beds tie the design together. Ten fruit trees provide fruit and a leafy outlook.
Two shadehouses give protection for a collection of succulents and orchids. Beyond are the work area and an efficient compost system. Structural plantings of Eucalyptus leucoxylon, Acacia melanoxylon and a bottle tree, Brachychiton rupestris attract native birds.
The garden is a practical example of how to fit a lot into a small space, balancing nature with a productive fruit and vegie garden and a botanist’s eye for interesting plants.

Extra activities: Talk on 'Balancing biodiversity, productivity and the inner city' - 11am both days.

Size: 350 sqm
The nominated Charity for this garden is: Trees For Life.

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