SHIRE of Mundaring is inviting residents to attend a free gardening demonstration talk by local landscape architect and garden guru Sue McDougall on Sunday 28 October 2018.
The talk will take place from 10.30am to 12noon at the gazebo in the Shire's new waterwise garden located at the western end of Mundaring Sculpture Park.
Ms McDougall will share her plant selection and design secrets to help locals create their own native gardens.
"Creating a firewise and waterwise garden is easy with just a few simple tricks," Ms McDougall said.
"It's possible to have a gorgeous garden and, at the same time, tick all the boxes when it comes to fire safety and water saving."
The recently completed waterwise garden at Sculpture Park was designed by Ms McDougall in collaboration with the Shire's environmental and community safety teams, and the Eastern Hills branch of the Wildflower Society of WA.
The garden showcases waterwise native plants alongside firewise elements such as gravel paths and plants that do not drop flammable material.
Sustainability and environment co-ordinator at Shire of Mundaring, Briony Moran, said the garden's strategic design had many benefits.
"In addition to saving precious water resources, waterwise gardens that use local native plants can provide ecological benefits, such as habitat for local birds and wildlife," said Ms Moran.
"The logs of eastern states eucalypts, which were cleared from the area at the start of the process, were also incorporated in the design and reused as edging for garden beds, seats, and timber sculptures crafted by the Shire's tree management supervisor Matthew Bonsack," she added.
To register for the talk, or for more information, visit Eventbrite or call Tracey on 9290 6641 by 25 October 2018.