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Water is our most precious resource and Smart Gardens are designed to use it efficiently.

Where possible, we catch rainwater in tanks, but we also divert downpipes and direct runoff from paths, roads and driveways into garden beds. We care for our soil so it can store heavy rainfalls, reducing flash flooding, filtering stormwater to keep local waterways healthy, and cooling our suburbs in summer. We make the most of greywater from our showers and washing machines to irrigate fruit and nut trees, and use other waterwise practices like mulch, drip irrigation, and wicking beds too.

Latest Events

Join free events in your neighbourhood and online. Get your questions answered by local experts with reliable, practical advice. Enjoy tours of inspirational places and meet your local gardening community. Bring any surplus seeds, plants and produce to swap and share too!

Summer Harvest Festival & Family Fun Day – Healthy soils for productive gardens workshop

Summer Harvest Festival & Family Fun Day – Healthy soils for productive gardens workshop

2-22 River Dr, Avondale Heights VIC 3034, Australia
Free event
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Habitat and biodiversity gardening

Habitat and biodiversity gardening

Free event
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Success with Citrus

Success with Citrus

Online via zoom
Free event
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Resources

Missed an event? Check out previous event notes and recordings, plus videos from our local gardening experts.

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DIY wicking pot

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How to sheet mulch

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How to use greywater

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Our Focus

My Smart Garden is a free program that will help you grow food, shelter your home from the sun and wind, create homes for native plants and animals, use water wisely and reduce waste. Learn about the five themes:

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Food

Grow your own food with minimum effort and space

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Shelter

Make your home more comfortable all year round

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Water

Use our most precious resource wisely

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Habitat

Create homes for local plants and wildlife

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Waste

Transform waste materials into garden resources

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