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Rushall Garden Open Day – Saturday 8th October 2016 1-4pm

August 30, 2016

Open day 2016

Walk or ride your bike to the gate; catch bus route 250 or 251 and alight at either the Rushall Crescent or Station stop, catch the Epping line train to Rushall Station from where it is a short walk north to the Garden; take a tram on route 86 and walk north from stops 24 or 25 in Queens Parade; or drive and park your car at Rushall Station.

Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop – July 2016

August 30, 2016

Fruit trees are not only productive but they can also give structure to a garden while providing shelter, shade and a food source for wildlife. The eye-catching blossom is attractive to pollinating insects and brings welcome colour to a spring garden.


A successful Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop was recently held at the Garden in conjunction with the City of Yarra and the Mark Street Gardeners. A pruning expert -Sebastian Beck from the Diggers Club gave us an informative talk and demonstrated how a tree’s structure can be improved by following a few simple rules. John raised some practical challenges of the pruning of the fruit trees at the gardens. He has been seen busy pruning the fruit trees recently perhaps expanding on his already extensive knowledge.

Winter Working Bee

July 12, 2016

The Rushall Garden winter working bee is this coming Saturday the 16th of July 2-4pm, with a BBQ and a lovely cosy fire to keep us warm, and toast some marshmallows over!

Many hands make light work, and this is a great opportunity to get out of the house, keep warm and primp the garden all at the same time! Come one, come all, so please feel free to invite your families, friends and neighbours to celebrate the lengthening of the days. Look forward to seeing you all there.

Summer photos and protecting plants from the hot summer days

February 1, 2016

With an increasing number of 40 degree+ days in Melbourne’s summer, various  options are used in the garden to protect the crops from the harsh sun.

The most prevalent in the garden is mulching with pea straw and lucerne.

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We also use:

cloth and hessian fabric.

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Other plants as shading

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and sunken levels

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Below are a few summer photos of the garden:








Spring blooms

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First days of Spring

September 7, 2015

Despite the enduring wintry weather the garden keeps reminding us lovely spring weather is just around the corner…

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Winter Newsletter 2015

July 30, 2015

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