A Focus on Sustainability

A theme for the 2013 gardens is sustainability. All gardens on show will highlight various aspects of sustainable gardening practices, which is so important to our environment and particularly in rural areas.

Features of gardens will include:

  • efficient use of water
  • incorporation of  native plants
  • recycling of materials
  • use of non-toxic pesticides
  • use of organic fertilisers
  • composting
  • mulching
  • dry weather tolerant plants
  • worm farms
  • vegetable gardens
  • fruit trees
  • herbs for cooking and medicinal use
  • chickens and coops
  • native birdlife
  • weed control
  • animal and insect life
  • plant reproduction
Drawings by Bev Duff

Drawings by Bev Duff

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