Andrew Whyte, Mornington

2022:  26 Morven St. Mornington

Open Date
12 & 13 Nov. 2022
Garden Entry

Open 10:00 to 5:00


The framework of this garden is about the creation of rooms within the garden that provide several functions. The homeowner wished for a garden where all the family could gather, and the grandchildren could play.

The planting only took place in 2021 so has a few more years to fill the space, however, the structure allows the garden to flow. A centrepiece is the firepit gathering place, with its raw elements providing an earthy framework where people can sit and enjoy time with one another.

Materials used in the creation of this garden include Castlemaine stone; with its deeply earthy style it adds an informal warm tone pathway, connecting the various elements of the garden. Complementing these warm tones is the timber decking that is an expansive entertainment space sheltered by an open pergola using Cumaru timber. Once the wisteria vine covers this structure, it will provide a relaxed place to dine with family and friends. The firepit pergola was manufactured and installed by PO Box Designs of Ballarat, who created this wonderful organic framework.

The wicking beds come from the Little Veggie Patch Co and are well situated next to the chicken coop, creating an inviting edible corner of the garden. The veggie garden brings a warmth and connection to nature that provides both edible produce and, of course, the joy of gardening with ease.

Gardens are meant to add connection to nature and others and importantly, to self. In this garden, the diverse elements allow meandering and moments of joy to be created.