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Paula and Steve's Garden, Inverloch

Cultivating food, encouraging native birds and providing a community space for children

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Veggies 🥦   Berries 🍓   Fruits 🍋

Meet the gardeners and their garden

Paula and Steve’s 3-acre property is well-known to the children and walking groups of Inverloch.  Steve has created the much-loved Bookhouse and Fairy Garden, a community space that is open to the public from the walking paths at the back of their property.  During the last 20 or so years, Steve has undertaken extensive planting of native plants to encourage native birds and other wildlife, while Paula has the main responsibility for the extensive productive garden including the vegetable garden and netted orchard.  Paula and Steve grow at least 90% of the veggies and fruit that they consume by planting throughout the year, eating seasonally and storing a variety of foods in different ways.


Come to see, learn and be inspired!

  • Check out the extensive raised timber garden beds built by Steve to overcome the wet conditions found on their property and to allow easy netting against pests

  • A large netted orchard includes oranges, lemons, autumn raspberries, American brambleberries, strawberries, apples, peaches, quince and some flourishing potted blueberries, while passionfruit and avocadoes enjoy another sunny corner

  • Ask Paula about how she creates enriched biochar using a Peter Cundall recipe to produce luxuriant greens including brassicas

  • Pots of salad greens and herbs on their deck provides easy access for picking and use from the adjoining kitchen

  • Spot the hanging onions, the 3 large compost bays designed for easy handling, and the gardening shed where Paula keeps her diaries of seasonal plantings

  • Children (and adults who enjoy being childlike) are free to roam and discover the Bookhouse and Fairy Garden at the back of the property


Parking and accessibility

Parking on Glendale Court.  The vegetable gardens and orchard are relatively flat.  There are some ditches and uneven ground elsewhere on the property.  Please exercise caution around the large unfenced pond next to the house.



14-20 Glendale Court, Inverloch

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