Paralowie Garden and Gardening Workshops
Gardening Tips and Workshops
The Paralowie Garden runs a wide range of workshops during the year, often featuring special guests and experts in the field of horticulture.
The good news is that the Garden is now back open, albeit with restricted numbers.
Some great sessions to enjoy; from open garden mornings, growing a veggie garden, pest control, using wicking beds and many more. There is lots to learn.
*Workshops will be limited to a maximum of six attendees.
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 you fruit trees, which includes pruning and protecting it. 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 are 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, looking after your health and our environment.
- Summer garden tips - click to read here
- Spring garden tips - Seasonal Update
- Keeping fit for gardening - some mobility, stretching and exercise tips
Social Activities in the Garden
For adults over 50 there are a range of gardening groups available for you to choose from, such as ‘Friends of the Garden group’, ‘Seed Bank group’ and ‘Propagation group’. For more information about these groups, click here.
If you like being outdoors and in the garden you’ll love working in our garden. We have 23 garden beds to grow seasonal vegetables, numerous fruit trees, herbs and flowers. There is always something to do to and you are welcome to join any of the activities in the garden to keep it looking good for all to enjoy.
Paralowie Garden Location
The garden is located on the corner Waterloo Corner Road and Halba Crescent. Find out more by calling (08) 8406 8251.