This is the second workshop in a series of three, focusing on native gardening. Workshop One, held in April was an introduction to native plants and looked at the many benefits of gardening with natives, showcased plant varieties and touched on garden design.
Preliminary plants for Workshop Two involve:
We hope to hire a small bus and visit native gardens in the local area. Similar to an ‘open garden’ type event, this will allow participants to see real gardens and talk to their owners. We hope to be able to visit gardens that demonstrate how natives can be used in a variety of ways – formally, unstructured, cottage garden, etc. We then continue on for a tour of several native nurseries in Bendigo where participants can see the variety of native plants available, talk to nursery owners and purchase plants if they wish. Our group hopes to fund the purchase of one or two plants per participant. We will also give away Whirrakee Wattle plants that our members have propagated in conjunction with Huntly PS students.
We are holding this workshop in June so that a) participants can see winter gardens and debunk the myth that nothing flowers or grows nicely in winter (as natives definitely do!) and b) participants can purchase plants and get them into their gardens in the wetter, cooler months.
Stay tuned to this space for alterations to event details as the day draws closer.