Good news! Garden honoured in award ceremony

Hello! Good news my lovely friends. Our Garden in the Park was recently selected as a winner in the Special Shared Garden category of the Waverley Council Garden Awards 2015.

Many thanks to everyone who has shared their time, their equipment, their seedlings or even their positive vibes over the last 5 years. This award belongs to YOU!

Check it out…

Garden certificate

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In the run up to the Paris climate conference…it’s time to green the world nes pa?

Greening the world is a noble ambition, and a rather grand one at that. Oh well, you’ve gotta think big!

Below are a few select pics from our October working bee. We had a super nice time gardening and then enjoyed a spot of tea under the paperbark trees. Life is good!

Turning our old compost bin into a blackboard. Why didn’t we thing of this earlier? Would have solved our signage problems right from the start!

Trimming them there peas…


Poking the soil with a big stick…

Watering those blessed greens…

And the round up from the beds…

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Time for a cuppa. Don’t mind if I do!IMG_0720

Join us next time at the Garden in the Park…


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A rainy September day in the garden

Here is a smattering of the highlights from August’s working bee… As it was pouring with rain, I was the only one mad enough to show up! OoooOOOoo I do like a bit of gardening in the rain.

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Till next time…


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Costa Georgiadis broadcasts live from the garden!

The most exciting thing happened today. I was just off to the ‪#‎waverleyparkcommunalgarden‬ to see if the peas had got hold of the new climbing frames I built yet and who should I meet…? Costa Georgiadis of Gardening Australia fame! He was doing a Periscope broadcast because he heard about the cool things we’re doing.

It’s available to view for the next 24hrs so to see it, download the Periscope app, “follow” Costa Georgiadis and view his post “Take 2: From Tennant Creek to #waverleyparkcommunalgarden. Just popping by to check the growth.” It’s pretty long, but I feature a lot from the middle on. Enjoy!

Costa meet Costa

Costa meet Costa

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Water gardens take the beds to a new realm

Welcome to August’s foray into the healing, healthful, joyful benefits of community gardening. This Sunday we invited our followers to plant water gardens in the beds to encourage frogs, bees and butterflies, the best kinds of bugs, to pollinate and provide pest control to our ecosystem. Here’s how it went…

DSC01078Emma Daniels, our workshop guru, led the day by bringing two round water gardens to embed in the middle two raised garden beds. She brought plants and compost too.



Olive helps Emma put pebbles in the bottom of the water garden.


Then it’s time for a rest.

Meanwhile the water beds are installed, planted with cress and other edibles and filled with water.



Thanks Owen and Ian!


Bright ‘winter’ sun shone down a smashing 22-odd degrees and lovely friends showed up with kids and helping hands. Kareene, Ian, Owen and Annie; Lesley and Anouk; Nikki and Nick; Salla and some ‘pop ins’ Danny, Audrey, April and Daisy got down and dirty with liberal helpings of blood and bone and mushroom compost, and the planting of flowers.

DSC01105DSC01097Charlie and our little people were among the crew. Heidi a two year, eight month dynamo and eight month old Fred, plonked in this queer and amazing world exploring all its nooks and crannies.



He also liked the hose enormously.

Sarah, resplendent in her colourful skirt and dapper hat (that girl seriously knows how to garden stylishly!) mixed and mulched and watered and laughed with the best of them.

It was most definitely, the glorious epitome, the holistic embodiment, the very spot-on definition of Community.

It was a magical day.


Loving your home, loving your environment and sharing it with your neighbours. Rock on.

See you next time…


P.s I had this for dinner. Thanks garden.



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A photo journey of our glorious produce

A lovely bee was had in July. Here is our glorious produce. Makes your mouth water doesn’t it!

See you next time: Sunday 16 August, 10am

DSC00986Beautiful broccoli!


Curvy kale…


Royal Rosemary…


Orange stems…


Curry tree…DSC00987Ruby chard


Space to breath…


Healthy happy plants…


Willing ones with worm wee…


Neighbours in the park.

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A rainy June day

It was a sole figure braving the rain showers to sew a little seed or two this month. Yes, you’ve got it, me!

Clutching my $80 worth of Bunnings vouchers (thanks for the donation Bunnings!), I picked up some little green darlings first thing on Sunday morning and scootered to the garden. For the first time EVER, I was the only person to show up for a working bee and although I love my monthly catch ups with green fingered friends, I can’t tell you how nice it was to potter about on my own in the rain.

Our new shed is just the bees knees and the fixed tap a heavenly wet spout to help the new plants bed down for some serious growing. I was pretty liberal with a packet of peas and gave some coriander, parsley, basil and lettuce a new home.


All in all the garden is looking pretty lovely. You should pop down!


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