This garden is located in Colo Vale in the northern villages of the Southern Highlands and is an ongoing project we are proud of. 14 years ago Wariapendi was contracted to convert the existing gardens which were predominantly of exotic species into a water-wise, low-maintenance native garden. Many of the exotic species were doing poorly or totally inappropriate due to fire risks and the sandy soils. The majority of the exotic species were removed and replaced with more appropriate species given site conditions and function required.
The home is situated on a 100 acres and features approximately 1.5ha of gardens around the house, machinery sheds and tennis court. The garden is exposed to strong westerly wind and the soil is predominantly low nutrient sand. This garden receives no supplementary watering and general maintenance includes pruning, mulching and weed control.
Today the garden provides an abundance of colour and habitat for birds and native fauna. Wallabies are frequent visitors to the property. Species chosen for this garden reflect the low fertility sand and are comprised of Banksias, Grevilleas, Acacias, Philothecas and many other waterwise species.