Gardeners keen to turn over a new leaf and introduce more sustainable gardening practices can be inspired this Sunday at open gardens for Sustainable House Day.
Sustainable House Day opens up to the community homes designed, built or renovated with sustainability in mind around Australia.
Six sustainable homes will be open to visitors in the Eurobodalla Shire and four gardens will also be showcased at Tomakin, Broulee, Moruya and Dalmeny.
Eurobodalla Shire Council’s Sustainability Coordinator Mark Shorter said the gardeners would be there to answer questions.
“Council has worked with the owners of all four gardens through our bush-friendly and water-wise garden program and this is a great opportunity for residents to see sustainability measures put into practice,” he said.
“Visitors can walk around each of the gardens and get ideas about what they can do at home.
“Council’s environment team can help bring these ideas to life by helping residents plan their own bush-friendly garden, including taking steps to be water-wise and choosing appropriate native plants.
“They don’t need much watering, they can flower all year round, they attract native birds, bees and butterflies and they can thrive in our conditions,” he said.
“I encourage anyone thinking about establishing a native garden to take advantage of this opportunity - the four gardens on offer are sure to have something for everyone.”
Visit www.sustainablehouseday.com or contact Council’s environment team on 4474 1373.