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Glenda and Ted's Arcadian Garden, Wonthaggi

A rambling, cottage-style garden nestled in a lilly pilly hedge

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Veggies 🥦   Berries 🍓   Fruits 🍋 

Meet the gardeners and their garden

It’s hard to believe that this garden was only started in April 2019 when Glenda and Ted moved from a 70-acre rural property in north-eastern Victoria to their beautiful cottage, called Arcadia, in Wonthaggi.  Climate change drove them southwards and they did considerable research on temperature and rainfall to identify that Wonthaggi was an excellent location for growing food sustainably into the future. Their cute as a button cottage is now surrounded on all four sides by a huge diversity of plants including edibles, flowers and succulents. 


Come to see, learn and be inspired!

  • Many large raised vegetable beds that are well-positioned to catch the northern sun, with veggie beds high enough to protect the gardeners’ backs and knees

  • Huge variety of fruit and berries including Tahitian limes, Brazilian cherries, cumquats, thornless blackberries, youngberries, redcurrants, persimmons, avocados and chokos

  • Strong use of vertical growing space, with climbing frames in garden beds for snow peas and pumpkins, and espaliering of fruit trees along fences

  • Asparagus flourishing in bright blue wicking pots, can be moved to suit weather conditions

  • No growing space is wasted - verge gardening, potted plants on the deck and pathways

  • A greenhouse for seedlings, plus a covered lean-to shed for potting and compost production

  • Ask Glenda about how she preserves, dehydrates and has a year-round pantry of food from her garden


Parking and accessibility

Parking in adjacent streets; reasonably flat garden, but narrow side gate and some narrow pathways, stairs up to deck



30 Toorak Street, North Wonthaggi (enter through side gate from Lewis Avenue)

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