The Shire of Mundaring's waterwise firewise garden incorporates elements that are suitable for bushfire prone areas.
The Shire of Mundaring's attractively created Waterwise, Firewise Garden is both waterwise and functional. It showcases waterwise native plants and incorporates firewise elements, including gravel paths and smaller plants that do not drop flammable material, making them more suitable for bushfire prone areas.
Located at the western end of the Mundaring Sculpture Park, local landscape architect Sue McDougall developed the gardens design with input from the Shire's environmental and bushfire safety staff, and members of the Eastern Hills Branch of the Wildflower Society of WA.
Initial work on the site began with the removal of eastern states eucalypts and the logs have been reused on site as edging for garden beds, log seats and timber sculptures. The garden is also used for educational purposes - showing residents how to create waterwise, firewise gardens of their own at home.
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