Albury neighbours in Macauley Street will open their gardens on Sunday, November 4, to promote community, sustainability and a charity both far away and close to home.
Marie Morell (number 728), Judith Sowden (736) and Shaun and Dimity Field (670) are supporting Meg’s Children Nepal, which was founded by Mrs Morell’s aunt Trish Ryan, of Bowna.
Mrs Morell said other neighbours had offered plants, produce and craft.
“They’ve all been sort of pitching in, so it’s really nice,” she said.
The event, which runs from 10.30am to 2.30pm, will include Devonshire tea, a sausage sizzle, craft, produce, plants and cake stalls.
Horticulturist Lou Bull will talk about sustainable gardening at 11am while at 1pm Diggaj Regmi, of Skillbuild, will discuss renewable energy systems.
Ms Bull said she would highlight the creativity that could come from the constraints of dry climate gardening.
“Just with an emphasis on what we can do, rather than the ‘overwhelmingness’ of it, I think,” she said.
“So we need to be a little bit more proactive perhaps about some of the things that underpin a good garden, things like good soil, water wise gardening plants and even how we choose to do the watering.”
Mrs Morell said her family’s garden began 20 years ago from nothing and continued to develop.
“When there were kids here it was very different to how we use it now,” she said.
“As you get a canopy of trees it changes what grows under it, so it’s evolving.”
Mrs Ryan expressed “absolute gratitude” to the organisers of the Macauley Street event, which follows a similar successful day in Wymah last year.
“Both financially and the fact people love gardens, they love to just go to the gardens and see what other people do,” she said.
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