Over the four days our garden has been open, we’ve had about 150 people wandering through. Not bad, considering the wild weather on the first weekend. But then again, gardeners are hardy folk. We’ve enjoyed chatting to keen gardeners and sharing our joy of the garden and it’s been good to share some time with fellow garden members as we do a ‘shift’.
There has been plenty of interest in our biodynamic practices and many comments on the productivity and lushness of the garden. The diversity of plants and flowers and the mix of communal and individual plots – no straight line demarkation – has also been commented on favorably. It’s good to see the garden anew, or at least through new eyes.
Thanks to all who’ve visited and helped fill our fundraising coffers thus far (out of every $5 entry fee – kids are free – $4 goes back into the community garden). Thanks also to Frances Cincotta from Newstead Natives whose plant sales have been an added attraction to visitors – gardeners always seem to be able find another small space, just to pop in a plant or two!!
We are open again over the final weekend, 8-9 November, from 10 til 5. Drop in and visit us, you might even go home with a bag of broadies …