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Projects/Features

Sustainability

Sustainable features in the garden include: straw bale constructions (house and benches), off-grid, solar panels, composting toilet, organic composting bays, organic gardening principles.

Bee hives

The Community Garden sponsors two bee hives from "The Urban Bee". They have a significant benefit for vegetables and fruit pollination in the community beyond the garden.

Herb Garden

A spectacular circular herb garden has been renovated and upgraded by garden members. The herbs are available for use by members of the Community Garden.

Heritage

Within the garden are various heritage features. These include Heritage listing for the stone wall on Windsor Street. A Persimmon tree (circa 1860) is on the Unley Council significant tree list.

Hens

A small number of hens are kept in an orchard enclosure in the garden to keep weeds and bugs under control. Volunteers from within the garden community are responsible for their care.

Native Bees

The Native Bee Hotel is a project of the Unley Library and was opened by Sophie Thomson (from the ABC Gardening Australia TV program) in September 2019.

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