Lydia C. Lee is still trying to work out what to do with her one wild and precious life. She currently is a haphazard blogger. Read more at holidazeandhellidaze.blogspot.com.au or www.pandoraandmax.blogspot.com
Published October 6th 2012
Beautiful and Practical Hideaway in Fantastic Park
The Eco Garden is a small part of Fagan Park (see full park review here) but it deserves a detailed focus as it offers so much for all different age groups.
We went with friends who'd never been to Fagan Park, and as we were leaving, I insisted they visit the Eco Garden quickly. We'd missed the broad range of school holiday activities and workshops on offer that day, but we still spent close to an hour exploring the garden, with the kids leading the way.
There are an assortment of different gardens, not just herbs and low lying vegetables, but orchard trees and edible plants towering above adults. Signs detail what you can pick and eat, what flowers to taste, what plants to smell or touch. It's truly a sensual delight.
There was much excitement at the discovery of the toadstool fairy hideout, but I'll leave that image for you to discover. As well as much discussion about if the bananas were ripe and how to get them down.
The garden also offers planting advice, waste reduction and gardening tips - both in the signs around the pathways and workshops. It is a 'hands on' community garden at it's best. Sign up for the newsletter and join in. Learn more in a stunning environment.
My personal tip, get some of those curry plants. The smell on my hands after rubbing a leaf was intoxicating, and guess what we had for dinner that night?