Saturday 2nd April 2022
Broulee Dune Garden and Bangalay Sand Forest
1A Ingram Street, Broulee.
arrive 10.00 a.m. for morning tea and a briefing.The garden we are visiting today was previously open as part of the Sustainable House scheme, demonstrating sustainable gardening. Belonging to Lynn and Andrew Bain, the garden is located on the edge of the Broulee sand dune system. Lynn is the Convenor of the Broulee Mossy Point Dunecare group and demonstrates her passion for natural ecosystems in her garden with a clever blending of the natural dune plants and added garden plants. Lynn is also involved in the development of Captain Oldrey Park in the Broulee area. The battle has been to protect this last remaining 2ha of endangered Bangalay Sand Forest on public land. Lynn will join us on a walk around this park and explain what the community has and hopes to achieve.
Ingram Street can be a bit hard to find. From the main coast road through Broulee, turn into Heath Street as if heading to the Surf Club, then first left into Bayside Street, then left into Court Street. Turn right into Ingram Street. 1A is the place with the farm gate.
We will be able to sit on the deck so bring your chair and your own refreshments.
After the garden viewing we will then drive to Captain Oldrey Park. Enter via Francis Street and park near the netball courts.
Time permitting, once our tour of the Bangalay Reserve is complete, we will move Mogo to look at how the forests growing on coarse granitic sand have recovered. This area is home to some plants ideally suited to growing in our gardens.