Gold for greenery
THE Carlisle-based Volunter Taskforce showed off its green thumbs by claiming the Best in Show award at the Perth Garden Festival.
VOLUNTEER Task Force is imagining the possibilities of water-wise gardens.
The Carlisle-based not-forprofit organisation claimed the Best in Show award at the Perth Garden Festival, which took place at McCallum Park on April 27 to 30.
Volunteer Task Force client services manager Tina Newman said the garden Imaging Possibilities combined native plants and water-wise solutions.
“The concept was to get people to reflect on possibilities in the garden,” she said.
“The garden included rescue plants, wicking beds and raised garden beds, herbs and potted colour.
“Staff and volunteers along with special projects advisor Andy Harold put the garden together.
“We were amazed to win the award. I think it showcases the skills and expertise in our organisation.”
Ms Newman said the organisation provided a waterwise service, which was funded by Home and Community Care and focused on utility bills and water consumption.
“Our clients are mainly frail elderly people who might be relocating from larger houses to smaller places like apartments,” she said.
“Gardening is holistic and can have health benefits and we want to support people in their interests.”
One of the raised garden beds with potted colour. Native plants were a focus in the garden.