Working bees

We receive valuable hands-on help from our Friends in many ways.

Some work from their homes editing our publications, others travel to the Garden for working bees to paint and repair buildings, replace old irrigation and lay new lines and plant and label new plants.  Well over 3000 volunteer hours have been given to the Garden during the last year.

Renewal of the Glasshouse or Misting House occurred between March 12th and August 28th 2022

The Friends’ working bee for this year was held between April 24th and May 1st 2022

A working bee attended by SOWN volunteers will be held when the roads dry out some more.

In preparation for Spring Day there will be another working bee from 24th to 28th August 2022

Lots of work is done but we try to enjoy some down time during these working bees to enjoy the Garden.

The hard working Friends of the Garden team relaxing at the end of                          another productive day at The Garden 

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More ‘furniture’ has been added to the bird hide, and the birds immediately started using it.Lynda with the tree-popper (2)JW

The niffy puller tool makes it possible to remove quite large unwanted trees.

A bird's eye view of the bird hide

A bird’s eye view

Shelley and Wendy hard at work in the Hybrid Garden

Volunteers working in the Hybrid garden

One year old 'Dorothy' at the Honeyeater Walk

 Dorothy Gordon grevillea at the Honeyeater Walk

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Please contact the Garden Office for details of future working bees.

Heavy duty mulching of the garden between the cottages        Honeyeater Walk - the finished product