OPEN NATURE GARDENS WEEKEND
Some of the most inspiring nature and wildlife gardens will be open to the community on October 14th and 15th for the Open Nature Gardens Weekend.
Hosted by Nature Conservation Margaret River Region (NCMRR), it’s the third time the annual event returns after a huge success in the previous years.
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 seven gardens on the program during the October 14-15 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"
There will be resources available, and some plant lists.
The gardens include landscaped native gardens, dry gardens (not reticulated), semi rural properties to suburban and coastal gardens – something for everyone!
What happens if it rains on the day? Gardens love rain! And so do we. The event will carry on as planned, so wear appropriate clothing and come along anyway.
The full program can be found by clicking this link Open-Nature-Gardens-full-program.pdf, but among the gardens open to the public will be Lisa Bell & Joel Hall's property at Burke Circle, Cowaramup – which was landscaped on a shoestring budget & the stunning native garden at Surfpoint Resort at Gnarabup, converted from a water-hungry lawn to a thriving native paradise
As well as coming along to this inspiring weekend, we’re urging people to register with our For Nature Landholder Stewardship Program, registration is free and takes just a couple of minutes. And it comes with benefits like grants for conservation work at your place, free equipment hire, and access to loads of information and workshops to give nature a hand at your place.” See www.natureconservation.org.au/for-nature to join.
The For Nature Landowner Stewardship Program is proudly supported by funding from the West Australian Government’s State Natural Resources Management Program, the Water Corporation and the Shire of Augusta Margaret River.