Pam White's Garden


48 Bevington Road, Glenunga

Saturday 30 September 2023
Sunday 01 October 2023

10:00 AM
4:30 PM



Please bring cash as EFTPOS is not always available.


Pam White and husband Trevor have created a green refuge on the large block surrounding their substantial 1913 sandstone house. Organically gardened with a focus on climate compatible and productive plants, it is a sanctuary for the owners and welcoming environment for birds, small fauna and insects.

Maintaining biodiversity, an environmentally sustainable ecosystem and a minimal carbon footprint is a priority and the garden shows how this can be achieved in an attractive setting.

Around 20 years ago, garden designer Virginia Kennett offered suggestions for new planting. While maintaining the layout of the old garden and most of the original trees, Mediterranean, Australian and productive plants were added. Although water-efficient and resilient, many of the plants chosen have deceptively lush foliage so the appearance of the garden is leafy and green. A birdbath and plants that provide a food source or shelter encourage birds to the garden.

Healthy home-grown produce is important to the family and a range of edible plants thrive in wicking beds or are popped in the ground wherever space allows. As well as vegetables there are a variety of herbs and many fruit and nut trees including unusual and subtropical species and a number of plants with foliage that Pam uses for basket weaving. A stylish garage and pavilion that open on to the swimming pool enclosure and pizza oven make an ideal entertaining space and there are eight water tanks scattered throughout the property.

Outside the front fence a fine example of verge planting provides habitat for wildlife as well as enhancing the property.

An appealing, productive and biologically diverse, green garden!

Coffee van, plant sales, an opportunity to pot your own succulents, exhibition and demonstration of basket weaving using materials from a garden, talks by Doctors for the Environment on the relationship between healthy people, nature and a healthy environment.



  • Coffee van
  • Talks on relationship between the environment, nature and health by Doctors for the Environment Australia (DEA) :
    **2pm Saturday only** - Trees - the forgotten heroes of our health - Dr Kate Wylie, Executive Director, DEA, who is passionate about climate action and improving health; 
    **2pm Sunday only** - Urban trees - makers of place, makers of lives - Joanna Wells, who is keen to protect our urban canopy. 

  • Plant sales
  • Pot your own succulents
  • Basketry display and demonstrations

Size: 0.2ha, 0.6 acres

Please note: There are bees



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The standard entry fee is $10 adults, $8 concession on presentation of the Eligible Commonwealth Government concession cards (which are the Pensioner Concession Card and the Health Care Card, but not a Seniors Card).  The concession is also available on presentation of a Horticultural Tertiary student concession card for TAFE students.  OGSA Members, including current season Garden Owners are eligible for the $8 concession on presentation of their Membership card.

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