25 Silverdale Road, Eaglemont
Saturday 4 April, 2020 to
Sunday 5 April, 2020
10.00am - 4.30pm
Entry $8 Students $5 Under 18 free
This beautifully conceived permaculture garden that supports sustainable home and garden is supported by hived bees, chooks, compost, water harvesting, recycling, renewable energy and seasonal vegetables, set in the captivating environs of Eaglemont. For three quarters of the year the solar and battery-powered home and garden runs mainly off grid.
The front yard is a manicured mix of Snow Gums, Salmon Gums, weeping cherry, maple, apples and passionfruit, with roses and stunning autumn colours in the Virginia Creeper on the house facade. The long back yard is framed by giant eucalypts, mulberries and an Atlas Cedar. The golden, red and crimson colours of autumn will be in the grapevine, quince, Tupelo trees and Crepe Myrtles. Swirls and winding pathways draw you deep below a forest canopy. The understorey consists of a blend of dry shade shrubs, fruit trees and nectar-producing plants. The four big wicking beds and poly greenhouse carry veggies, seedlings and cuttings.
Other activities and places of interest in the local area include :
Dozens of local cafes, specialty and produce shops, ‘good food’ outlets, parks and walking trails along the Yarra River.
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