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Become a coastal-savvy green thumb on Yorke Peninsula

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Workshops held across the Yorke Peninsula will teach coastal dwellers how to create beautiful gardens that can handle harsh coastal conditions.

The Northern and Yorke Landscape Board is hosting 10 two-hour workshops between March and June to show home owners how native plants are the perfect solution for a stylish and resilient coastal garden.

“If you live near the coast, you know how hard it can be to keep a healthy-looking garden,” said Landscape Officer Fabienne Dee from the Northern and Yorke Landscape Board.

“The effects of sand, salt, spray and wind can be felt up to 5km from the sea and many plants are not built for that lifestyle.

“These workshops will help gardeners choose the best plant species for their location and even get to know the common garden plants that are actually environmental weeds.”

Become a coastal-savvy green thumb on Yorke Peninsula
Yondah Beach House in Foul Bay

The free workshops, which start on 15 March and run through to 20 June, will cover different landscaping styles and how to bring them to life with native plants, as well as how to care for your garden.

There will be local plants on display and experts on hand to answer any curly native gardening questions. All attendees will also receive a free copy of Coastal Gardens: A Planting Guide and a local native plant to take home. The workshops run from 10am-12pm, except at Yorketown, which starts at 10.30am:

  • Hardwicke Bay - Wed, 15 March
  • James Well and Rogues Point - Wed, 19 April
  • Balgowan - Fri, 21 April
  • Corny Point - Thurs, 27 April
  • Tickera - Wed, 3 May
  • Port Broughton - Wed, 10 May
  • Moonta - Thurs, 18 May
  • Kadina - Fri, 26 May
  • Yorketown - Fri, 9 June
  • Foul Bay - Tues, 20 June

With limited spaces at each workshop, go to Eventbrite to register.

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