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Nowra - Working bee: Wirreecoo Wildflower Garden

  • 20 Jul 2023
  • 16 Nov 2023
  • 5 sessions
  • 20 Jul 2023, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (AEST)
  • 17 Aug 2023, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (AEST)
  • 21 Sep 2023, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (AEST)
  • 19 Oct 2023, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (AEDT)
  • 16 Nov 2023, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (AEDT)
  • Jervis Bay Maritime Museum Complex, Woollamia Road, Huskisson

The original garden, started by APS Nowra group in 1985, was known as the Lady Denman Garden or the Husky Garden.

Competition for scarce water resources from many trees on sloping clay ground made the choice of site questionable. 

The disastrous bushfires of Christmas 2001 saw the garden almost destroyed. Although some plants survived and regenerated strongly, most were wiped out. Badly damaged trees had to be removed allowing more sunlight to enter the garden.

A positive outcome of the fire was the chance to rethink and revamp it. A mounded garden was formed to display plants at their best and catch much needed water.

A new garden theme was adapted 'Linking Local Flora to Fauna' to highlight local wildlife’s dependence on local plants.

A decision was made to give the Garden its own name and in 2003 it was renamed Wirreecoo Wildflower Garden.

The APS Nowra group continues to maintain the garden with monthly working bees on the 3rd Thursday of the month.

Enquiries to Maureen 0424 100 051.

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