Roleystone Hall Garden to get Firewise

Roleystone Hall Garden to get Firewise

Release Date: 
Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Gardening enthusiasts will have an opportunity to join a walk and talk about constructing a Firewise garden at Roleystone Hall from 2.30 to 4.30pm on Wednesday 6 June.

Residents are invited to join gardening guru Chris Ferreira for a walk and talk through the garden to explain what you should do and shouldn't do when landscaping a Firewise garden.

City of Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones OAM, JP said the City had commissioned the Forever Project and Sustainable Outdoors team to create a Firewise garden to demonstrate how residents can create resilient landscapes in areas at risk of bushfires and embers in their backyard.

“This is a good opportunity for residents in areas at risk of bush fires and embers to come and see what a Firewise garden looks like.

“Leading up to Summer, we always remind residents that they need to clear their firebreaks, but installing a Firewise garden is an additional way to prevent the risk of fires igniting and spreading in our suburbs.”

Over the course of the day, the garden at the front of the hall will be transformed into a Firewise garden. Site works including clearing and spreading of materials will happen in the morning, with planting to take place in the early afternoon.

The new landscape will showcase beautiful, productive, and waterwise plants. It will also feature a host of stunning recycled building waste materials, fashioned to create the stone mulches, rock features, paths, gabion baskets and sculptures featured in the garden.

“It's also exciting to host a well-known gardening and sustainability personality in Roleystone. Chris Ferreira is well respected in the gardening and sustainability world and has regularly appeared on 720 ABC Radio and Channel 7's Green Fingers Gardening and Sustainability program.”

To RSVP please contact the City's Parks and Reserves team on 9394 5000.

Wednesday 6 June
2.30 to 4.30pm
Roleystone Hall
44 Jarrah Road, Roleystone

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