Open Nature Gardens Weekend
Hosted by Nature Conservation Margaret River Region (NCMRR), it’s the second time the annual event returns after a huge success in the inaugural year last year.
With 70 per cent of land in the Margaret River region privately owned, nature spaces in backyards are becoming increasingly important. These spaces can support wildlife and biodiversity, help cool down our living spaces and by chooses local native species we can reduce our use of water resources. The event is designed to educate and inspire locals on the benefits of planting native species and give nature a hand in their suburban gardens or on their bush blocks and rural properties.
Tickets are just $15 to attend all gardens on the program during the October 15-16 weekend, with all money raised going back into nature conservation activities.
People can tour the gardens, hear about the ways each gardener has incorporated a range of native plants into their garden design as well as a diversity of features which cater to the needs of a variety of wildlife using the space for habitat and humans.
The gardens include landscaped native gardens, dry gardens (not reticulated), semi-rural properties to suburban and coastal gardens – something for everyone!
“We’ll have at least six gardens on the program, and you can visit them all over the weekend, or pick and choose the ones of most interest. Come and get some local, practical, and hands-on information and inspiration for your garden.”
The full program will be released closer to the event, but among the gardens open to the public will be Jane Scott’s coastal native and waterwise property at Gnarabup, & Joan Tilburn and Barry Walker of Malley Fowl Way who have incorporated many local natives with the objective of all year colour and fragrance in flowering and foliage providing a transition between cultivation and bush.