Communal Garden Workshops
Gardening Tips and Workshops
The new Burton Communal Garden will run a wide range of workshops during the year, often featuring special guests and experts in the field of horticulture.
Open to adults of any age and held on a Wednesday afternoon, these are great sessions to enjoy; from open garden mornings, growing a veggie garden, pest control, using wicking beds and many more.
Register via email to receive information on upcoming workshops or call (08) 8406 8251.
Burton Communal Garden
The garden is located at the back of the Burton Community Hub. Between the Hub and the Springbank shopping centre. Find out more by calling (08) 8406 8251.
Social activities in the Garden for the Over 50's
For adults over 50, there is a range of gardening groups available for you to choose from.
If you like being outdoors and in the garden, you’ll love working in our garden. We will be growing seasonal vegetables, fruit trees, herbs and flowers. There is always something to do and you are welcome to join any of the activities in the garden to keep it looking good for all to enjoy.
Busy Bee Groups
- 'Dirt & Tools' group for those that like construction
- 'Clean & Green' group for those that like working with plants
- Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday 8.30 am to 10 am.
Burton Community Hub Gardening Group
- Tuesday 10 am to midday
Gardening Group: Sustainability
- For people who would like to contribute to nature-based / sustainability causes
- Tuesday 1 pm to 2.30 pm
Burton Garden Friendship Group
- For people interested in gardening. Meet, socialise share and learn from guest speakers
- Wednesday 10 am to midday
Email to register your interest in these programs or call (08) 8406 8251
Tree Netting Garden Tip
Salisbury Seniors Magazine Issue 19, page five has a short article about Backyard Fruit Trees. The article briefly discusses two tips to get the most from your fruit trees, which include pruning and protecting them. To find out more about netting fruit trees read the detailed article here.
Local Native Plants Photo Montage
Growing Your Own Food at Home Notes
Starting a food garden at home is rewarding and does not have to be hard.
It can be as simple as finding a bare patch of ground, weeding with a hoe, loosening the soil, planting some seeds and watering. However, if you want healthy, robust, tasty and nutritious plants then it is worth considering a few things first about your situation and resources and having some basic knowledge and skills. This is what the resources in the notes aim to do- provide you with; some useful practical information to enable you to grow a variety of fresh nutritious foods at home.
We aim to cater for budding gardeners with varying ambitions, from turning their yard into a thriving food source, to those wanting a few pots of their favourite herbs. Our shared aim is to grow food with the best nutritional value and taste and to eat it fresh from the garden.
If you are growing in the ground you will need to understand the type of soil you have and how to prepare it for growing produce. There are comprehensive notes on the soils in Salisbury Council and recommendations based on where you live.
If you are not growing in the ground there are notes for growing in containers of various types, including wicking beds.
There are notes on how to grow and manage various vegetables and fruit trees, as well as making composts and worm farms, organic fertilising and pest control, and looking after your health and our environment.