Tooley’s Half Acre, Gawler East

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Date & Times
Sat Mar 25 - Sun Mar 26 | 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

42 Cheek Avenue, Gawler East

Description: This garden is both ornamental and productive with a strong focus on chemical free, sustainable living.

There are several lawn areas bordered with a variety of shrubs, perennials, roses, grasses, ferns, cycads and palms. A pergola covered in wisteria shades an alfresco eating area, there are 2 ponds, a tennis court, swimming pool, pizza oven and cute cubby house.

A mature dragon tree, Dracaena draco has settled in after recently being transplanted from another garden and is just starting to show it is pleased with its new home.

The productive garden is extensive and mostly within a large walk-through netted area where a large family of blue wrens, a pair of quails and several lizards happily control insect pests. Organic gardening principles are followed and most water used comes from rain collected and stored in an 115,000 litre water storage system.

Twenty varieties of fruit trees are grown, some grafted with several cultivars, there are three types of berries and a grapevine is being trained around the roof of the netted area to provide some summer shade to the plants, birds, animals and the hen house below. Vegetables and herbs are grown in raised beds for easy soil maintenance and to prevent root competition from the closely planted fruit trees.

There are many good ideas in this inspirational garden!      0.2 ha  (0.5 ac)

Extras:  Garden Owner will give talks on sustainable gardening

The nominated Charity for this garden is Ride for Hope.

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The Garden Notes are written by the garden owner and often tell the story of their garden. Click here to download the notes and we suggest you print them and bring them to the garden.   Garden Notes

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