Garden Trail Gearing Up For A Gigantic Year!

A ‘Food Garden’ that will be on display (Photo credit:Mary Ann Shapcott)

After last year’s first Samford Edible Garden Trail was a sold out success, the organising committee knew that this year would have to be bigger and better than ever! 

After all, last year’s trail had a last minute surprise arrival on the day, with Costa Georgiadis from ABC’s Gardening Australia flying up from Sydney that morning to light up the faces of young and old by sharing his contagious passion of gardening with visitors, locals and to his own audience nationally with live feeds all day.

It’s no wonder then, the garden trail has had more locals step forward to offer even MORE diverse food gardens to open to the public this year. 

If you weren’t familiar with The Samford Edible Garden Trail, it all started out in 2020, where a group of local mums created the concept of locals opening to the public their amazing backyard edible gardens and how to grow food and share this knowledge with the community. So, with lockdowns putting things on hold, they started filming and sharing online instead, and the concept caught on not only locally, but also nationally and internationally. So much so that in 2021 the first live trail was held.  

Fast forward to May 2022, the group are still filming and posting their virtual tours online, AND are getting ready to open the doors to now 13 inspiring diverse edible gardens and small scale farms for the inaugural Open Day Weekend that will span over 2 days on May 14 and 15 this year. 

But there is MORE to the Trail than just the 13 diverse gardens on show. For people wanting to take some of the gardens home with them, Milen farm, a local urban community farm, will be hosting a farmer’s market, and open up an area to picnic among the produce with pre-paid hampers, rugs, a busker, and kids activities.

There will also be an art exhibition featuring local artists in the community HUB at Samford and local cafes, and restaurants will be getting on board too and connecting with local farmers to offer a special menu item created from local produce. Whats more, the  famous Samford Patisserie will be enticing ticket holders to sample their goods by offering ticket holders a complimentary coffee. Don‘t forget too to grab a tour of the gardens, and watch live demonstrations from garden hosts with surprise guests on the days!

Details and ticketing information:

Ticket sales for the 2 day Event on Saturday and Sunday May 14th & 15th, running from 9am-3pm can be found  at here

 With the purchase of a ticket, attendees will be sent a local map of where to begin the trail.

Pricing: One Day $10, or $15 for a two day adult pass. Kids visit Free.

A ‘Food Garden’ that will be on display (Photo credit:Mary Ann Shapcott)
The Italian Garden (Photo credit: Mary Ann Shapcott)
Loop Growers Farm (Photo credit: Mary Ann Shapcott)
Samford Wicking Beds (Photo credit: Mary Ann Shapcott)
The Hillside Food Forest Garden (Photo credit: Mary Ann Shapcott)

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