Hills - Kate and Alistair Punshon's garden


18 Sandergrove Rd, Strathalbyn

Saturday 11 February 2023
Sunday 12 February 2023

10:00 AM
4:30 PM




  • Talks on composting and water management daily
  • Permaculture principles including crop rotation and moon planting
  • 32 fruit trees

A beautiful home surrounded by a well-tended and supremely productive garden, the owners have everything at their back door.

Driven by permaculture principles and mindfully trying to reduce waste used from their home, Kate and Alistair grow an abundance of produce seasonally with few pest or disease issues.

Having studied the Berkeley method of hot composting at Burnley Horticultural College in Melbourne, Alistair and Kate create the fuel that feeds their large productive patch in conjunction with worm farms and moon chart planting.

Six main raised beds are used in crop rotation and deal with seasonal vegetable plantings and strawberries, combined with more permanent beds of potatoes, asparagus, artichoke and berries such as raspberries and silvan berries.

Adding to this are 32 fruit trees, of which a number are espaliered, plus grape vines. For 16 years this garden has evolved under the watchful eye of these two passionate, knowledgeable and experienced gardeners who benefit in so many ways from all their hard work.



  • Talks on Berkley method of hot composting and water harvesting and management demonstrations at 11am and 2pm daily
  • Morning and afternoon tea, and produce and craft table by the SA Country Women's Association

Size: 600sqm 


$20 for four gardens     $50 for all gardens 

The charity is OzHarvest

Garden Notes

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