Delighting the senses
A family affair in the garden on a Sunday afternoon. THERE is a place in Mundubbera where everyone can garden and have fun – just like Maren Leng and her family.
Mundubbera’s Sensory Garden has been built and rebuilt by volunteers like Mrs Leng through countless hours of hard work.
Prue Leng said she spent a lot of time nurturing the large array of flowers and herbs.
“All the larger plants are now getting well established and they would have their roots down deep into the bottom of the raised beds,” she said.
“Watering is most important around this time of year and I make it my job to come down every few days and make sure nothing is crying out for a drink.”
Rotary member David Leng said the Rotary club would continue to support the garden project as long as the community wanted it.
“If any member of the community would like to donate money to the garden they can do that through Rotary,” Mr Leng said.
“On the other hand, if you would like to benefit from the garden, anyone can come and pick some flowers for their vase or they can collect some herbs and spices for the kitchen.”
Another volunteer, Dot Ford said she had spent countless hours in the garden.
“It has been a pleasure to see the garden recover after the floods,” Mrs Ford said.
“The garden beds are better now than ever and the fragrances from the flowers and herbs are wonderful.”
Near the banks of the Burnett River in Mundubbera at the Bicentennial Park, the garden is picture perfect with flowers and large bunches of herbs.
Mrs Ford said when the project started, the council workers did a great job but there was nothing in the beds except for dirt and rocks.
“Mundubbera Rotary supplied new soil, garden mulch, fertilizer and plants
GARDEN LOVER: Prue Leng is intent on picking enough lavender for her potpourri.
Petunias are so beautiful this time of year.
The honey will be lavender flavoured.