Home Harvest Edible Garden Trail: March 16th

March 16th, Nipaluna/Hobart  / One beautiful day with 16 edible gardens opening their gates up to you!

Home Harvest is an edible garden trail happening this March 16th! It’s a free event that we started in collaboration with Sustainable Living Tasmania and Eat Well Tasmania and is funded by the City of Hobart. This will be our fifth Home Harvest and we’re pumped to welcome you into 16 edible gardens in and around Nipaluna/Hobart.

This is a free event, however bookings are essential so we can manage numbers across the gardens. Read about the gardens below and then click here to secure your tickets.

How to book?

Take note of the gardens you’d like to visit below and then CLICK HERE to secure your free tickets. Please note bookings are essential and many of the gardens have limited space so you can’t just turn up. Thanks so much.

And for those of you who are unable to make it in person, we will be live streaming some of the gardens throughout the day live. So stay tuned!

Belinda’s Garden: 175 Waterworks Rd Dynnyrne. Opens 10am, Closes 1pm

A large productive fully enclosed food garden nestled into the foothills of kunanyi, with fruit, vegetables, herbs, nuts and bees.

We also have native plantings and flower gardens outside the main garden for native wildlife.

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Margaret’s Garden: 190 Goulburn St, West Hobart. Opens 1pm, Closes 4pm

My chaotic over planted permaculture-ish garden is a great source of joy and work.

Lead-contaminated soil means the leaves and roots must be grown in raised beds.

I’m growing berries, plums, apples, nuts, veggies and love.

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Michelle’s Garden: 9 Avalon Court, Margate. Opens 1pm, Closes 5pm

My garden is a place of joy. It provides my family with seasonal vegetables and fruit.

It is small but not for long. We have chickens too!

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St Marks Food Garden: Cnr Clarence & Scott Streets, Bellerive. Opens 12pm, Closes 2pm

We are a Christian based community garden, with a commitment towards organically aligned gardening practices. The garden commenced in 2020 originally to support international students during the impacts of COVID; more recently we are transitioning into a wider community food garden. We are committed to sharing freshly grown and picked fruit and vegetables in the midst of food insecurity, and providing a safe and inclusive place for all people to come and share conversation, skills and companionship. Currently any surplus produce is donated to Salvation Army, Clarence for distribution. We meet each Saturday – follow us on Facebook. 

Sonia’s Garden: 3 Marsh St, New Town. Opens 10am, Closes 11:30

A vibrant garden on a compact suburban block. It is full of fruit trees, flowers and vegetables.

It provides food, flowers, joy and lots of opportunities for creatively preserving the produce.

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Gemma’s Garden: 9 Montego Court Blackmans Bay. Opens 10am, Closes 3pm

My house is an island amongst a sprawling native and permaculture garden, created from a desire to encourage pollinating insects, grow my own food and invite native bird species to call my garden home. Step down to an unexpected view of Australian natives before entering through the gate to views of the Derwent River. Discover a gravel fire pit area softened by creeping and cushion plants. Tiered gardens of natives compete for space, surrounded by decked, mulched and gravel pathways leading to the blueberries, veggie patch, chicken run, composting spaces and herb garden.

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Wendy’s Garden: 33 Regent Street, Sandy Bay. Opens 11am, Closes 2pm

I moved back to the family home 24 years ago and reworked the garden in French kitchen garden style (including lots of roses).  A boundary adjustment 7 years later gave me extra room for a more serious vegetable garden and berry cage (and more fruit trees). I’m in a culling phase and have planted more avocados to reduce the size of the veggie patch to be more manageable. I compost, mulch and make biochar with unwanted growth so need few outside inputs. Luckily I don’t have possums or wallabies but spend a fair bit of time trying to keep rats, blackbirds and cockies away!

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Kylie’s Garden: 5 Heemskirk St, Warrane. Opens 11am, Closes 2pm

Our backyard has been transformed from bare lawn to a thriving garden filled with seasonal edibles, fruit trees + flowers, as well as pet ducks, chickens, worm farms + a beehive.

I am passionate about using recycled materials + source everything I use in the garden from the tip shop or second-hand.

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Jess + George’s Garden: 66 Twelfth Avenue, West Moonah. Opens 10am, Closes 2pm

Our garden, on a gently sloping North facing block, grows a large range of fruits, berries, nuts, flowers and vegetables too! We have a terraced kitchen garden with a new greenhouse in it’s first year of production.

We started gardening here in 2020 so the space is evolving and changing as we play around with what works.

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Hanni’s Garden: 18 Derwent Avenue Lindisfarne. Opens 10am, Closes 3pm

We have a large suburban block with a garden that is focussed on fruit and veggie produce and providing forage for my bees. There is a large netted area for some fruit trees and raised garden beds which we have named the Taj MaGarden.

We also love our native and ornamental plants that provide habitats for birds, bees and lizards.

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Andrew + Jen’s Garden: 53 Hillborough Rd South Hobart. 2pm only

Our 9-year old garden features an old swimming pool that we have converted into a frogpond full of wetland plants, raised wicking veggie beds, garden beds cut out of the concrete driveway, a simple homemade biochar kiln, a deep litter chicken composting system, a lot of tip-shop sourced structures (it’s not very neat!), a tiny orchard, and a human who loves doing soil microbiota experiments.

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Viv + Mally’s Garden: 37 Montrose Rd, Montrose. Opens 11am, Closes 3pm

A thriving and flourishing urban garden shared amongst birds, bees, chickens, a dog and their humans.

Based off a permaculture design, we’ve got a fruit orchard, veggie beds with annuals and perennials out the back, a native garden out the front, and plenty of flowers blooming in between.

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Sulyn’s Garden: 59 Strickland Avenue, South Hobart. Opens 9am, Closes at 1pm

This site is a working garden producing herbs, vegetables and some fruit throughout the year.

Recent plantings include some young avocados and an asparagus patch.

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David Stephen Neighbourhood Garden: 12 St Johns Avenue, New Town. Opens 10am, Closes 3pm

We are an organic community garden that promotes neighbourhood bonding, knowledge sharing, and sustainable cultivation of locally grown fruits and vegetables in the heart of New Town.

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Hannah + Anton’s garden: 390 Huon Rd, South Hobart. Opens 10am, Closes 2pm

A large urban garden on a VERY steep slope. We’ve terraced the property and filled it with veggies, orchards, natives, flowers, milking goats, chickens, ducks and bees. An ongoing work in progress, our garden’s inspired by permaculture, building climate resilience, love and joy.

Access to our garden is tricky. You need to park on Huon Rd and walk up a steep, 100m concrete staircase through our neighbour’s garden with uneven ground. Not suited for people with mobility or health issues.

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Melinda’s Garden: 32 Wiregai Court, Sandford. Opens 11am, Closes 2pm

A kitchen garden brimming with veggies, herbs & flowers kept safe in an old aviary!

Using both raised beds and grow bags, it’s the beginning of a much bigger kitchen garden plan!

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How to book?

Take note of the gardens you’d like to visit above and then CLICK HERE to secure your free tickets. Please note bookings are essential and many of the gardens have limited space so you can’t just turn up. Thanks so much!

 

Enormous thanks to the City of Hobart for funding this event five years in a row (onya legends) and to Eat Well Tasmania and Sustainable Living Tasmania for collaborating to bring more love (and logistical support) to the day.