Aqwest opens new waterwise garden for the community

Published Date:23 Jul 2021

Aqwest has opened a new waterwise garden - it's free and open to the community!

In creating the garden, we aim to assist people to develop their own waterwise garden with information on how to grow natives, with all plants sourced from the Leschenault Community Nursery in Bunbury.

The garden features native plants and shrubs from the South West, with the type of plant, flowering times, watering, size, soil and habitat explained on QR codes linked to the Aqwest waterwise garden page and information sheets.

Local Noongar bush tucker, bush medicine plants and seasonal vegetables in raised garden beds have also been planted. There are three types of lawns on display, a range of mulches and a sprinkler demonstration station.

The garden is located at the front of Aqwest’s main administration building at 5 MacKinnon Way, Bunbury and can be viewed at any time.

The garden has been designed and installed by Bunbury landscaping company Verve Landscapes, which has been endorsed by Irrigation Australia as a Waterwise Garden Irrigator. For more information visit: www.irrigationaustralia.com.au.