New Firewise Garden on display in Warrandyte

21 Mar 2017
Resilient Environment

A new Firewise Garden Display was officially opened in Warrandyte on Sunday 19 March to demonstrate how home gardens can be designed to reduce the potential impacts of bushfire.

An initiative of Manningham Council in partnership with CFA, Warrandyte Community Association and Friends of Warrandyte State Park, the garden is situated next to the Taffy Jones Memorial and Federation Playground on Yarra Street in Warrandyte.

The garden provides local residents and visitors with a visual display of practical options that can be incorporated into home gardens.

The options on display are based on the garden design concepts from the CFA’s Landscaping for Bushfire: Garden Design and Plant Selection Guide along with practical tips and ideas for general garden maintenance and fire season preparedness activities.

The garden includes an interpretive tool for schools and community groups to learn more about being prepared for bushfire.

Manningham Mayor Cr Michelle Kleinert said the Firewise Garden Display has been designed with the Warrandyte community in mind.

“Council has been working with the CFA, Warrandyte Community Association and Friends of Warrandyte State Park to design and develop this display garden project for the community.

“This display is a great way for local residents, visitors, schools to see how they can update or design their garden areas with bushfire preparedness and prevention in mind,” she said.