Joe's Connected Garden

Elizabeth Grove

6 Argent Street, Elizabeth Grove

Saturday 15 February 2020
Sunday 16 February 2020

10:00 AM
4:30 PM



A group of five gardens where boundary fences haven’t stopped neighbours banding together to share their land, expertise, friendship and a vast and varied selection of produce. Around 500 types of productive plants are grown, many of them rare, unusual and exotic! The collection includes fruits, berries, nuts, an extensive assortment of vegetables and herbs, and edible weeds.  The fruit trees include numerous varieties of figs, citrus, stone fruit and tropical varieties, successfully grown by managing the soil and microclimate.

In the first garden, Joe has amassed an amazing collection of sub-tropical fruiting plants including many seldom seen in SA. Rosanne’s garden has raised beds of berries, and many stone fruits, citrus, figs and grapes.  Beyond is Mary’s garden planted with unusual fruit trees.

Next door to Joe is a comprehensive vegetable garden with a selection of rare and hard to come by herbs and interesting botanical curiosities.  Across the road is an espalier maze and around 42 varieties of fig trees, some planted in two concentric circles, demonstrating a clever trick to maximise planting in limited space.

The gardens are run using permaculture principles and organic methods and demonstrate what can be achieved with a willingness to try different new food crops and providing each plant with the best possible conditions for it to thrive and fruit.

People come back each year to get ideas, hear the talks, for new experiences and to see the ongoing changes.


Please note: the gardens have uneven pathways and there is a swimming pool; they are not suitable for prams or wheelchairs. 

Extra activities: There will be a full program of displays, talks and demonstrations by experts on all aspects of productive gardening, as well as plant sales, gate prizes and people on hand to answer questions. Activities for children include an engaging yellow brick road.  All gate proceeds donated to bushfire relief

Size: 1 acre, 0.4 ha.

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