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Linden Gardens

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by Natasha Stewart (subscribe)
Food and words.
Published August 7th 2011
Linden Garden is a place with a bit of difference, rather than settling down on the lawn you'll walk the paths of Linden Garden and discover some of the areas native flora. You won't find a playground here, but there is some educational fun for everyone.

Once the area was filled with native growth, of small shrubs and plants, and tall towering grey box gum trees. While finding large areas of these native plants is quite uncommon these days, Linden Garden strives to recreate the vegetation from an earlier time. The Gardens show a picture of what Australia was like prior to colonisation, before the area was covered in roads, houses, and introduced plant species.

There is a strong environmental focus at the garden. It has won the "Most Environmentally Sensitive Garden" from the Landscape Association of South Australia. The garden promotes the environmental benefits of planting native plants in your own garden, and how they can help you keep a more sustainable garden. The garden promoted sustainable gardens and water conservation, it even gives you tips for starting your own native garden at home.

Take the kids along and Linden Garden for an educational experience. They can learn about native plants and about the importance of conserving native flora. There are also games for children to play involving finding particular plants throughout the garden. Different species are named with plaques throughout the garden, this helps children and adults learn both the scientific and common names through the garden. You can sit by the miniature wetland area, or head through the scrubland.

Bring along a picnic to the garden and you can enjoy this in the gazebo area, there are no picnic tables but you could enjoy your food on a picnic blanket. If you would like to visit the garden, but find somewhere close by where you can find barbecue and play facilities then try the nearby Tusmore or Hazelwood Park.

For more parks and ovals in the area head to the Burnside City Council Website.
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Why? Discover native Australian flora
When: Anytime
Where: Austral Avenue, Linden Park
Cost: Free
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