Noongar bush garden makeover

The grounds at Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service Precinct in East Perth have undergone a garden transformation.

The gardens have been renovated to host a range of waterwise native bush tucker and bush medicine plants, reflecting Noongar knowledge and cultural values.

Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service Noongar Bush garden makeover

Sponsorsed by City of Perth and Water Corporation

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How can you do this?

Why we acted

DYHS demonstrated the environmental and community value of renovating the gardens in East Perth to contain edible and medicinal species.  The garden transformation contributed to the aims of the City of Perth’s Environment Grants and Sponsorship Program which offers funding to support community projects that deliver a more environmentally sustainable city.

The gardens were made over to develop a low maintenance recreation of traditional areas of significance in the South West and reflect the coastal, sand plains, hills and wetlands areas.

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How we did it

The demonstration gardens were developed as part of the City of Nedlands’ Sustainability Strategy and funding was approved through the annual budget process.

What we are doing now

Water use is continually monitored at the demonstration gardens and with Parks Department staff being knowledgeable on waterwise gardening practices the gardens stay in top shape.

Who to contact

For more information on this case study please contact Jessica Turner at the City of Perth.

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