Churston

West Croydon


94 Day Terrace, West Croydon

Saturday 27 March 2021
to
Sunday 28 March 2021

10:00 AM
to
4:30 PM

Description

 

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.

 

An oasis for the soul with garden rooms and special spaces. Churston offers a mix of cottage colour, classical style, fruit and vegetable production intermingled with creative ideas and artistic whimsy.

Waterwise Mediterranean plants and fragrant roses harmonise with fruit trees and vegies. Many of the fruit trees have been espaliered to save space, increase production and create different rooms. Produce is shared locally.

Deciduous trees on the boundary give protection from the hot north westerly sun. Succulents add an architectural aspect in low water use areas. Many plants are umbels to attract native bees.

Vegies and herbs are grown in raised wicking beds for water efficiency. Bantam chickens offer manure and pest control, while worm towers add to the mix of organic fertilizer.

In light of the recycling ethos, paths consist of old broken concrete and bricks. Other surfaces are gravelled, so rain can be absorbed.

Although the garden is busy, it still has a feeling of peace, with contemplative sitting areas.

Across the road is a 200m long bee and butterfly garden created by volunteers of Rosetta Street Greening, including the garden owners.

 

Please note: this garden is not suitable for wheelchairs, and there is a fountain in the garden.

Size: 950sqm.

The nominated charity for this garden is: Ginger Ninja Animal Rescue. https://www.facebook.com/gingerninjarescue


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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.

Icons indicate if dogs on leashes are allowed or not allowed. Icons will also indicate the Garden’s  amenities including suitability for pushers and wheelchairs and toilet facilities. If these icons are not shown, these facilities are not available. Please click on Garden Protocol menu to see further information about  garden visits.

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