As the Olive Grove has Organic Accreditation special care was
needed during the installation of this garden to ensure only
healthy natural products were used.
This included gypsum treatment with lupin mulch and a sheep & cow
manure blend to enrich the soil. Chunky mulch ensures easy
penetration by rainwater and helps reduce evaporation. A
button-dripper irrigation system is used.
Oz-Log timber-look concrete sleepers were used in the garden to
create small bridges for crossing the meandering (usually) dry
rainy times this creek bed fills with water run-off from the
carpark creating a series of small pools.
mix of tough and beautiful native and exotic plants were specially
chosen to create vibrant seasonal change throughout this garden.
Hundreds of flowering plants provide an ever-changing display all
year round. And many deciduous trees provide a range of lovely
bright scarlet, orange and golden foliage right through from
Autumn into Winter.
large antique stone olive press forms the centrepiece of the
garden also contains many objects with a history in gardening and
horticulture including push mowers and cultivating tools.
Artworks selected for the garden include life-size sculptured
wrens and a sandstone water feature created by Folko Kooper
voltage garden lighting with weathered copper fittings provides a
lovely mood after dark and is located throughout the garden.