Gillian’s Garden in Fernmount


A young garden with developing ideas

From noon until 3:00pm

Leela O'Callaghan / or phone 0417 536 490

Gillian warmly invites you to lunch followed by a brainstorming tour of her garden at Fernmount.  

"The focus of this garden is on the panoramic view, fruit & vegetables for domestic use, and keeping the rest as low maintenance and bird friendly as possible. 

There's approximately five acres of sloping land with a number of different soil types and microclimates.  This young garden is typical of many in the area and represents an exciting clean slate. 

Over the last three years we concentrated on the basics - removing lantana, retaining large native trees, and clearing shrub close to the house.  Young fruit trees have been planted, a wallaby proof vegetable patch created, and a dam culvert installed.  

There are many more projects to go but I'm not in a hurry.  Please come along and share your gardening ideas for the following focus areas: 

  • Attractive ground covers for a hot dry embankment;
  • Orchard and veggie patch tips.
  • Mass planting clumps under large trees; 
  • Building walkways with drainage across slope;
  • Bird sanctuary gully for nectar eaters (not fruit orchard thieves!); 
  • Dam area."


Please bring sturdy enclosed walking shoes, a water bottle, and a plate to share for lunch at the beginning of the gathering

There are 61 places available.

Category:  Open Gardens