JOSH BYRNE OPENS HIS GARDEN FOR OPEN GARDENS AUSTRALIA TOMORROW – SATURDAY 24TH MAY

 After 10 years demonstrating his sustainable gardening concepts on the ABC’s iconic Gardening Australia television program, Josh has undertaken his most ambitious project to date, the design and build of a property that fully integrates the sustainability features of two cutting edge climate sensible homes and their surrounding landscape.

Known as Josh’s House this project aims to showcase the benefits of sustainable living to industry and the broader com­munity and Josh Byrne reckons his latest garden is his best effort yet.

This garden is the culmination of Josh’s ‘hands on’ work in horticulture, landscape design, environmental science and re­search over the past 20 years.

Josh’s House typifies the very best in sustainable urban landscaping and integrated urban water management. The gar­dens incorporate climate sensible plantings, locally sourced and repurposed building materials, native species and habitat structures, as well as food production activities such as vegetables, fruit trees and chickens. Josh’s House has also been designed for families, with creative play spaces and a thoughtful combination of shared and private areas.

Detailed performance monitoring of Josh’s House is underway as part of a three-year research project through the Curtin University and the CRC for Low Carbon Living, putting Josh’s ideas to the ultimate test.

Visitors on the day will receive a self-guided tour map that highlights key features of the property, as well as receiving the opportunity to hear Josh speak about the design of his home and garden and his ongoing vision for the Josh’s House project.

If you want to see what Josh’s House is all about, check it out at www.joshshouse.com.au

SATURDAY 24TH MAY 2014

10:00AM TILL 4:30PM

19 GRIGG PLACE HILTON

Entry: $10.00 (No charge for children under 18)

 

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