Sandip Kaur, left, and Harmandeep Singh tend to the WaterWise garden.
Sandip Kaur, left, and Harmandeep Singh tend to the WaterWise garden. Rob Wright

WaterWise garden to flourish

NATIONAL Water Week couldn’t have arrived at a better time considering the deluge we’ve had on the Coffs Coast.

To mark the event, international TAFE horticulture students applied the finishing touches to their new WaterWise Garden at the North Coast Regional Botanic Garden yesterday.

“In an ongoing partnership between Coffs Harbour Water, the regional botanic garden and TAFE NSW, a new cutting-edge design for water-efficient gardening is installed for public display every year, so there’s always something different and inspiring for residents to see in the WaterWise garden,” Cr Bill Palmer said.

“This collaboration gives TAFE students more of the practical experience of working to meet project requirements and budget, which is vital for their course, while our community gets a beautiful and water efficient new garden.”

This year the students used a mix of colourful, native and exotic low-growing plants and made extensive use of mulch to reduce moisture loss through evaporation.



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