Susa’s Gardening Sanctuary 22 Hardey rd, Glen Forrest
22nd & 23rd October
Entry $8, Members $6, Under 18’s free.
Fund raising initiative for Dementia
Suzanne’s small garden has been developing over the last 9 years, from a start with just 3 fruit trees and a bay tree. Suzanne is a very experienced and skilled gardener and every available space has been utilised. With extensive use of espaliered plants, raised narrow beds hugging fence lines, and alternating beds of native plants and cottage plants, a garden packed full of interest has been created. The success of this garden is largely due to its rich soil – which has been built up by hard work and persistence. She utilises the chicken manure from her compost bins, green manure crops for the veggie gardens and adds different types of mulches to protect the soil from the harsh sun and heavy rain.
The back garden is a harmonious combination of natives, cottage plants, fruit trees, vegetable beds and very healthy chooks. The garden is not without its challenges with parrots vying for the fruit crops and wreaking havoc with the rose buds, whilst bandicoots in the front garden busily dig, re-arranging the paving stones. The front garden belies what unfolds behind. The front garden has an impressive planting specialising in natives mostly endemic to the area. The beautiful display of colour will let visitors know they have arrived at the right garden.
Tea & Coffee, biscuits and cakes for sale
Dogs not welcome
Other things to do whilst in the area:
- Visit John Forrest national park – WA’s first and oldest national park. See the winter/spring wildflowers and waterfalls, have a BBQ or explore the walk trails and spooky rail tunnel.
- Visit Darlington Estate Winery and Restaurant
- Take a 12 minute drive to Mundaring Weir and the turn of the century hotel with its historic dining room.