There’s a garden of very earthly delights in Elizabeth Grove and this weekend you’re invited to visit.
Joe’s Connected Garden is a group of, as the name suggests, interconnecting gardens that brings a neighbourhood together.Spread across eight properties, five of which are open to the public, the garden is full to the brim with over 400 varieties of fruit, some of which are rare and exotic.
Rosanne Parker, who started the project with neighbour Joe Kielnerowski, said the garden always surprises visitors with its urban-oasis feel.Garden of earthly delights
The idea of the garden started 10 years ago.
Beginning with two gardens, five are now open to the public with another three private gardens included.
Although there are over 400 types of fruit on the properties, the garden specialises in figs, of which there are 59 varieties planted.
Volunteers come from all over the metropolitan area and near country to tend the garden.
The number of public gardens extended to five a year ago with the addition of a herb and vegetable garden.
The Joe’s Connected Garden Open Days are very popular, with up to 1000 people expected to attend this weekend’s event.
There are stalls and garden talks and demonstrations, as well as a sausage-sizzle, in case you get hungry.Rosanne recommends that anyone interested in gardening head along, as you won’t be disappointed.
Head to Facebook, for more information. Event notesWhat: Joe’s Connected Garden Open Day
When: 4 & 5 February (10am to 4.30pm)
Where: 6 Argent Street, Elizabeth Grove (map below)
Cost: $8 (adult), $6 (concession), Free (under 18s).