Meet the Creative Harvest Gardeners
Please note, garden 12 'Eurabbie' and garden 1 'Bill & Kay's Garden' have withdrawn and will not be open for Creative Harvest 2022.
Our host gardeners share their garden stories and top tips and name the veggie version of them. When we asked what they loved about being part of Creative Harvest, these things stood out:
Sharing their patches of paradise
Answering questions, receiving lovely feedback, and swapping innovative ideas
Inspiring visitors to grow food and showing that it's easier than people might think
Seeing their gardens through fresh eyes
Sculptor Jessie McLennan grew up in a family of community-minded gardeners. Her garden is home to a selection of her sculptures and an extraordinarily prolific Hass avocado tree.
Paul and Maureen’s Patch
The O'Neill's garden began as a 'blank canvas.' Now it has a stand of bird attracting natives, favourite autumn and specimen trees, a tree fern creek, and a bog garden.
The Mountford Garden
Andrew and Krista Mountford fell in love with their established garden at first sight. It came with established trees, a fernery, native plants, fruit trees, and a veggie patch.
The Butler Garden
Judy Butler's eclectic acre of garden has evolved over thirty years. Once a farm paddock, it's now a flourishing mix of fruit trees, native food plants, and vegetable gardens.
Our Little Patch
Holly Harrap’s garden began as a fun life skills project for her children. Now the family’s raised beds grow more food than they imagined possible for an 800m2 house block.
Trevor and Jen Lowe's twelve-year-old garden produces all the fruit and vegetables they need. There's also an extensive ornamental garden filled with roses, camellias, irises, and natives.
Green Hills Farm
In 2015 Kristy and Neil Plumridge bought 150 acres of neglected farmland. Now they grow chemical-free garlic and a flourishing orchard and veggie garden that feeds their family and supplies local restaurants.
Jude Conway's food garden is two years old. It developed it in fits and starts using whatever Jude had to hand. Now there's a hothouse, an espaliered orchard, and an automatic watering system.
The Bates Homestead
Katy and Greg Bates's three-year-old garden is home to bees and chickens. A greenhouse made of recycled doors and extensive veggie beds allow them to offer a weekly produce box.
This three-hectare block has three gardens. A pool garden where four reed beds filter the water. A fully enclosed orchard and berry garden with espaliered apple trees and a vegetable patch.