Maren Leng working in the garden. for the garden,” Mrs Ford said.
“I have worked with the special needs school children who have had a great time planting and then watching the plants grow.
“Alana Harris is the special needs teacher at the Mundubbera State School and she brings her students down here to work on the garden and I come down and get into it with them.”
Mrs Leng said she and many others had been working around the garden before and since the 2013 flood. “All the labour has come from the hands of volunteers who love the
Cosmos are just about finished. garden and what it stands for,” Mrs Leng said.
“I was walking the dog around the riverside area when I saw those beds and I thought, ‘they haven’t been loved for a long, long time’,”
Dot Ford and Prue Leng work on the Gazania by removing all the spent flowers. Mrs Leng said.
“I could see the soil was compacted and there were pebbles and stones in there.
“A conversation with North Burnett Regional Council councillor Faye Whelan about the garden got the wheels in motion for a transformation.”
Among the green are splashes of pinks, purples and violet and the scent of sweet flowers and herbs fill the air.
Mrs Leng said she would encourage everyone in Mundubbera to get involved with the garden.
“It’s not our garden, it is your garden,” she said.
Cosmos will be soon replaced with winter flowers.