A native plant demonstration garden is starting to take shape near the gazebo at the western end of Sculpture Park. The aim is to provide an attractive garden design that can showcase waterwise native plants, but also incorporate firewise elements (including gravel paths) suitable for bushfire prone areas. Local landscape architect Sue McDougall has been developing the design with input from the Shire's environmental and bushfire safety staff, and members of the Eastern Hills Branch of the Wildflower Society of WA.
The garden also features the chainsaw skills of Matt Bonsack, the Shire's tree management supervisor. Work began with the removal of eastern states eucalypts and the logs are now being reused on site as edging for garden beds, log seats and timber sculptures.
Please contact Shire Administration via firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9290 6666 and ask to speak to our Environment Team for more information.