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Nannup Gardens Projects
Artisans Garden Project
Funded by support from Friends of the South West & Keep Australia Beautiful, the Artisans Garden project is one that commences with the young people of Nannup. It aims to engage them in creative garden based activities throughout the year using recycle items and learning sustainable practices from local gardening experts. It culminates with the development of a showgarden, which will be displayed at the 2016 festival.
In 2014 The Nannup Garden Village received funding to develop a ‘living sculpture,’ in the centre of the Cultural, Tourism & Heritage precinct of Nannup.
Funded by the Department of Culture and the Arts, and Community Arts Network WA, its location is also the main location for festivals and events held regularly in town.
Well known, local artist Lewis Horne was the Artistic Director for the living sculpture, accompanied by Rod Laws and many community members who helped with the consultation and construction. The ‘Living Sculpture’ was officially opened as part of the 2015 Nannup Flower & Garden Festival by Mr Robin Mellema.
The Living Sculpture Project
Students and community members are participating in a practical project aimed at reducing household waste to landfill. Funded by Keep Australia Beautiful and the Friends of the South West Community a workshop was held on Family Fun Day in January where items destined for the tip were up-cycled to be colourful flower pots.
Workshops with Creative Director Lewis Horne are now being held where students at the Nannup District High School will design a show garden using recycled materials. Once the concept design is finalised, Landscape designer Lisa Passmore, from Perth will then work with students on plant choices. The show garden project will be finalised in time for the 2016 Nannup Flower & Garden Festival where the student’s work will sit alongside professional designer’s contributions in the new Show Garden marquee.
It is hoped to expand this to a regional project in 2017, so teachers in neighbouring towns are encouraged to be involved in the workshops this year and to make contact as to how their school can participate in the future.
For more information please contact Louise Stokes
on 0419 953 572.
Value Your Waste
The Anglican Centenary Church Garden
This garden is the location of Nannup’s famous fortnightly market. This garden will be designed by well known, horticulturalist Sabrina Hahn. Plants and seeds will be donated by the Diggers Club.
This project is supported by the fortnightly markets.
Festival of Country Gardens
An annual event in Autumn and Spring featuring inland South West gardens including Nannup, talks and other festivities.
Friends of the Blackwood
Friends of the Blackwood is a not-for -profit community organization working to address local environmental issues of water pollution, salinity, riparian weeds, erosion, litter, bio diversity and traditional Indigenous knowledge in the Nannup region of the Blackwood catchment.
Community House Garden
This gorgeous garden was created by the Nannup Garden Village committee and is the result of hours of volunteer labour.
Serene Habitats Garden Design kindly donated the design
Nannup Community Food Garden
Local community people volunteer in this garden to grow food that is available for the community and is used by the Community Kitchen. Jack Buntain, Charley Cannon, Debbie Prater, Heath Picket & Christine Watkins are keen gardeners, and have worked hard to get the garden productive & looking great.