We are still finalising and adding gardens to the 2021 trail so check back soon to see the full list of new and returning gardens.
2. epicurean HARVEST
bula Mirri - 159 blackmans creek road, HARTLEY
Large commercial organic market garden growing a range of unusual and heirloom varieties. The farm is Ecological Outcome Verification Certified (regenerative farming), with holistically managed cows and a keyline design dam.
3. kate & Neil Stone
Family garden on acreage with berries, fruit trees and seasonal vegetables, plus native and ornamental garden suited to the extremes of the Little Hartley climate.
4. vanessa mcgarrigle
A small intensive home garden with ducks, herbs & flowers, fruit trees and cold climate berries. A mini garden cafe with home-grown/made treats will be open for the weekend.
Vanessa is a host of Radio Blue Mountains
89.1 FM Green Thumbs programme.
6. helen gillam
UNFORTUNATELY THIS GARDEN WILL BE CLOSED DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES.
13. halin nieuwenhuyse
A four year gardening journey from industrial wasteland to productive oasis after a new build. Fruit trees, vegies and berries woven together with native trees shrubs and grasses.
15. tracy barratt
Sunny and mostly productive home vegie garden with raised garden beds made of recycled tin and timber. (Mort Street end of Fitzgerald St)
16. bernie power
Raised fenced beds, free-ranging chickens and establishing front yard orchard. House and tree shadow present some challenges but for much of the year we are able to pick edibles. (Mort Street end of Fitzgerald St)
17. jane truswell
Large vegie patch with raised beds using hugelkultur method and significant areas to attract pollinators. Fruit trees in containers.
No parking in Lane.
21. katoomba community gardens
Katoomba Community Garden was established in 1995. It is now home to a food forest, cool climate orchard including a huge variety of apple trees, perennial herb, berry and flower gardens, a medicinal garden, Indigenous bush tucker garden, annual food beds, a labyrinth, picnic, play and performance areas and bush and creek regeneration. This garden has been created and cared for by the community. It is an example of potential and emerging food sovereignty and land management in the semi-urban environment. It is a place of significance for the local community as a place to meet, play, experiment, work, learn, make sacred, rest, imagine, and create community.
24. rowe morrow
6 year old permaculture garden designed for water and climate management, and bushland restoration as habitat, with less emphasis on growing vegies.
Tours only at 10am, 12pm & 2pm.
27. simone novello werona eco cottage
Established ornamental garden lovingly converted to an edible garden with olive and fruit trees, wildlife corridor, vegie patch & chickens. Currently undergoing resilience updates post drought, fire and flood, and transition to a full eco-demonstration site to help others.
28. wentworth falls public school
School kitchen garden with established orchard, vegies, herbs and composting system.
Cake stall and canteen cafe open selling real coffee, tea, hot chocolate and cold drinks.
33. mid-mountains community garden
Vegetables grown organically and sustainably with a minimum of water, using compost in garden beds and very little purchased additions.
36. chrystine walter
Chemical-free companion planted orchard with feijoas, avocados, citrus and plum. Raised vegie and herb beds. Solar and grey water system. Produce for sale: jams, chutneys, seasonal fruits and potted herbs, trees, ornamentals, groundcovers.
37. sylvia may
The first Farm it Forward social enterprise plot. Formerly an old clay/sand tennis court now a thriving market garden.
(Park on road and walk down long driveway on the right.)
41. faulconbridge public school
Faulconbridge PS has one of the few full kitchen garden programs in the Blue Mountains. Check out their fruit trees,14 vegie gardens, 4-bay compost systems, worm farms and wonderful Blackboard cafe.
42. joe & Jo tabone
Bio-intensive urban market garden, fruit orchard and perennials, chickens and quails, composting and biogas systems, mushroomery, bees and large community verge garden.
43. Dan & Mel jackson
A sloping 800m2 permaculture garden covering both front and back yard. This young family grows fruit and vegies, keep goats for milk, bees for honey, chickens and quails for eggs, have a composting and worm farm system and space to play amongst it all.
45. sPringwood community garden
Organically grown vegies, fruit & nuts with developing permaculture food forest.
Working bees are held on Saturday and Wednesday mornings from 9.30am.
46. blaxland east public school
Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden with composting system, worm farm, vegie beds and more!
Local schools community market
Blaxland Crop Swap 10am
BEPS Garden Tours 11am & 2pm
Composting workshop 12pm