The Little Big Garden


8 Fleet Street, Bridgewater

Saturday 13 March 2021
Sunday 14 March 2021

10:00 AM
4:30 PM



This garden will open under a Covid Safe plan. Please allow suitable distancing and follow health etiquette. Please check back prior to the weekend opening in case there has been any change in Health Department regulations.


There is so much to like and learn in this young gardening professional’s home patch! Adam Hancock lives, breathes and works with plants and in his own modest sized garden, the space is cleverly used and the planting is inspirational.

From the street, Adam and Phoebe’s cottage is nestled up a rise behind substantial eucalypts and deciduous trees. He rarely waters the front section and uses it to 'test' a selection of his favourite native plants for their summer toughness. He is slowly filling the area with endemic species while using cultivated Australian plants for seasonal colour. A dry creek bed serves as a rain garden to slow and capture water run-off from the property.

The mood changes closer to the cottage where a lawn is surrounded by generous borders of spring and summer flowering perennials chosen to provide a succession of seasonal colour and interest. Grasses and small stretches of carefully placed hedging add texture and definition to the planting. This is just one of the areas where Adam has been resourceful and by understanding his perennial plants and dividing them, he has inexpensively filled the space. 

The back garden is devoted almost entirely to edibles with substantial hand-built timber vegetable beds behind a beautifully crafted stone wall that runs the length of the house. There is a greenhouse for seed raising, an area for small scale food composting and many insect attracting flowers throughout!

The Little Big Garden will appeal to old and new gardeners alike and offers a chance to see a knowledgeable gardening professional enjoying himself as he experiments with establishing his own garden.

A little garden that is big on interest, inspiration and ideas!


Extra activities: walk and talk with the garden owner at 11am and 2pm each day. 

Please note: there are several steps up to the vegetable garden.

Size: 700sqm

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