I am always looking out for new experiences, wherever I may find myself.
Ringwood Community Garden will be holding an Open Garden on Saturday February 23 and Sunday February 24, from 10.00am to 4.30pm each day, as part of the Australian Open Garden Scheme. Entry costs $6.00.
The Open Garden will feature an information table where members of the Garden will be sharing their experiences. There will also be a sausage sizzle, plants and seedlings ready to plant, as well as jams, chutneys, kitchen produce.
Visitors will be able to take a self-guided or guided tour around Ringwood, exploring the diverse range of propagation techniques and produce on the site, which stem from the broad range of cultural backgrounds that the members of the garden come from.
The Ringwood Community Garden is a place for local residents to grow and share organic fruit, vegetables, flowers and herbs without chemical herbicides and pesticides, in a friendly atmosphere. Originally, it was established on Canterbury Road, Ringwood, but in 2004 it relocated adjacent to J. W. Manson Reserve in Wantirna.
The wide range of produce that is now grown at the garden includes citrus trees, berry plants, carrots, peas, beans, artichokes, chives, onions, potatoes, tomatoes, lettuce, rhubarb, sweet corn, spring onions, Chinese vegetables, melons and herbs. They are all grown in 10 metre by 3 metre plots, on what was originally just bare open ground.