Beach Backyards - Manfred's Garden

Henley Beach

23 Reedie Street, Henley Beach

Saturday 30 January 2021
Sunday 31 January 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.


Five gardens at Henley Beach join for a combined event showcasing alternative takes on urban gardening at the beach. Each garden is different, but the common thread is that all these gardeners love and enjoy their gardens - their communal joie de vivre is enviable!

They are not large or big-budget, but friendly gardens where food is grown and shared with family, friends and neighbours - they all feature a strong productive element.

The tour of these gardens will start at 23 Reedie St, Henley, where visitors can purchase a $15 ticket to see all five gardens. Please note that none of these gardens are suitable for prams or wheelchairs.

There will be a plant stall and members of the Mediterranean Garden Society will be available to provide advice.


Manfred’s Garden 

The garden owner Manfred has created a flourishing garden filled with an eclectic mix of flowers, fruit and vegetables.  The plants give him pleasure as well as satisfaction as most have been cheaply propagated from cuttings and seedlings given by friends. By continually propagating more new plants from his own garden as well as those donated, there is always colour in the garden.
The back garden is a mixture of flowers and vegetables - roses and dahlias are supported by bright daisies, seasonal annuals and a range of Mediterranean drought tolerant plants. Pumpkins and zucchini are vegetable favorites, succulents are scattered throughout and, in a west-facing hot spot, a hedge has been created using hardy crassulas. Three fabulous staghorns are proudly displayed and there is an outstanding pony tail palm with a massive sculptural trunk. 
Manfred regularly collects horse manure from Morphettville Racecourse and it is added to garden clippings in his four compost bins producing rich compost within just six weeks. This is his secret ingredient to combating the poor sandy seaside soil.
An eclectic and much-loved garden that demonstrates the benefits of regular applications of home-made compost.
Please note: this garden is not suitable for prams and wheelchairs.

Size: 750 sqm

The nominated charity for this garden is: KickStart For Kids

Garden Notes

Garden notes are written by the garden owner and often tell the story of their garden. Click the link below to download the notes and we suggest you print them and bring them to the garden.


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General entry to each garden is $8 and $6 for OGSA Members and for those with a Commonwealth Government Pensioner Concession Card or Health Care Card (not Seniors Cards). Current Season Garden Owners and TAFE Horticultural Tertiary students are also entitled to the $6 concessional entry. Children Under 18 are FREE. These cards must be shown at the gate.

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