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Vertical Garden Walls

Worried that you have run out of space in your garden? Learn how to make use of the vertical spaces in your garden because: ‘There is always room for one more plant!’

Vertical gardens are a great way to make use of walls, fences and a variety of difficult spots when facing a lack of growing space.  Making them out of rescued resources makes a green idea even greener. Horticulturist Scott Hitchins will show you how to use wooden pallets, and containers otherwise destined for landfill, and explore how to convert them into lush and attractive growing spaces.

Scott Hitchins has been working with sustainable, food-producing gardens for most of his life. With qualifications in Biological Science, Permaculture Design, Education, and a founding member of Werribee Park Heritage Orchard, he has been providing popular workshops and garden-design advice to Local Councils, Schools, and other community groups for many years: Presenting useful facts and skills in a fun and engaging manner. To quote Scott in a recent interview “Get me talking about Sustainable Gardening and you’ll never shut me up.”

Please note that this is an event for Naarm/Melbourne gardeners only. If you live outside this area, please contact your council to find out what free sustainable gardening events are available locally. 

If you have any access or support questions or requirements in order to participate fully (eg. interpreter), please let us know at least two weeks prior to the event and we will be pleased to assist you.

This My Smart Garden event is proudly presented by Wyndham City Council on the land of Bunurong and Wadawurrung of the Kulin nation. My Smart Garden pays our respect to Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledges that First Nations peoples have cared for Country sustainably for tens of thousands of years.