The last time we went to Perth we came across the most remarkable Urban Garden in the precinct where the State Art Gallery, Library and Perth Museum are...adjacent to the Perth Railway Station and close to our favourite place, Northbridge. We were walking back to the train when I realized that the lovely new garden contained fruit and vegetables and not the usual native flora that we generally see, although there were flowering plants and herbs whose role is to attract bees etc......just have a look at this...
|the Art Gallery makes a dramatic back-drop|
|A variety of lettuces|
|a peach tree with young fruits|
|artichoke plant in with some herbs|
|Mixed perennials to attract the bees|
|I think this is an orange tree|
|Look at these healthy strawberry plants|
|an olive tree, it's fruit will be ready in early Autumn|
These glorious kangaroo paws are a variation of our state's floral emblem
This is the link to the group responsible for this wonderful project, Josh Byrne from Burke's Backyard and the gang from City Farm are involved as well as many other enthusiastic volunteers.....the plants are organically grown, the planters made from recycled materials and the garden is on an ugly car-park roof.
I hope you are as inspired as I am by this brilliant idea...Joe was a bit sceptical that the plants would be stolen in such a public area...the chives had been carefully snipped and I hope it was some-one from one of the near-by cafes :)
Love from Sue