Visitors walk along a new coloured concrete path, following a vine with a pebble mosaiced stem and leaves studded with with hand crafted ceramic vegetables, leading to the entrance to Bulleen Art & Garden.
This walkway is lined with beds of lush produce plants- herbs, fruit, veggies & companion plants. This entrance reflects our growing efforts to inspire and promote growing our own food in our home gardens.
These garden beds are a 21st century Australian version of parterre gardens . They are set out in near symmetry, but are edged with recycled metal railings in place of the traditional hedging . The beds are raised, and will envelop visitors as they walk to the entrance.
The Kitchen Garden Walk and the Food Forest were both launched in December 2007 by Melissa King of the Garden Gurus.
This is a team effort by many BAAG staff & friends .
Overall design and concept are by Joy Froebel of BAAG.
Crafted landscapes were responsible for all the coloured concrete work, including the vine and pebble mosaics www.craftedlandscapes.com.au )
Hand crafted ceramic vegetables were by Meredith Plain (www.baag.com.au/gallery or click here for more information )
The four gardens were originally designed and planted by four of our senior nursery staff – Anna Thirkell-Johnson, Jo Woods, Joy Froebel & Marika Wagner, and have now been taken over by other staff.
Ceramic murals are the work of Giuseppe Raneri www.baag.com.au/gallery or click here for more information )
Other staff were involoved in the construction & painting