In 2017 we created a sensory garden in our rear yard. The work involved excavating and hard landscaping as well as mulching and planting to the back area of the site. The work, carried out by Patrick Belford and his staff from Innercity Landscapes has transformed the area into an interactive, natural learning and play space for children, families and participants and visitors to the house.
The new space has re-energized our facilities and has been well enjoyed so far for our programs, activities, events and venue hire.
The project was made possible through Moreland City Council’s Capital Works Grant, inkind donations from Scotsburn Nursery and Bunnings, and a working bee hosted by Moreland Community Gardening.
Garden features include: a stage, an open area for functions and group/class activity, logs for seating and raised vegie boxes. There are designated activity spaces for children such as cubbies, a dramatic play area, a sound garden and a secret garden!
The garden is maintained by a volunteer gardening group who tend to the garden and it’s facilities every week.
The garden will continue to evolve as our art group create garden art works to add colour and texture to the yard.