Portland Display Garden – a day in pictures…

Over the past two years the Portland Community Garden Landcare Group, local volunteers and the NGT Cross-border Community Nursery Project have put in an amazing amount of thought and effort to landscape an area where they could establish a diverse native garden to share with the local community. ¬†This vision came to fruition on Sunday as the plants went into the ground! ¬†Click through the photos below to watch it transform –
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The journey begins with an amazing landscaping job by the Landcare Group – on a super scale!

The site on 6th of February 2013 – before the mulch…

The garden following the application of mulch to suppress the weeds

Looking back down the hill towards the wetland and community garden

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On Sunday morning we began to lay out the plants – over 1000 individuals waiting to go…

The edible garden waiting to be planted

Our wetland – before the planters arrived!

The wildflower layout starts to take shape

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The hard work begins and it’s all action stations for the volunteers from the local community!

Preparing the beds

Digging one of the many the holes…

Starting with the Lotus – just a few to go!

 

Tucking in the daisies…

Checking it twice…

Hammering the guards

 

A hive of activity across the site

The wetland is coming together!

Looking across the open lookout area

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Sunday evening 25 volunteers have done an amazing job – we can’t thank you enough for helping make this happen! Now it’s time to see how this garden grows…

A sea of tree guards up the wildflower hill

The lilies are tucked in!

All wetland plants in – just waiting for guards!

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