Water Wiser Living


Protecting our estuaries with drought resistant gardens

Everyone is invited to a FREE special event to learn more about the little changes you can make at home in order to reduce water usage and treat stormwater runoff before it hits our waterways.

Come along and learn about specific ways to create a drought tolerant/resistant garden. Get tips on water conservation, along information on different garden bed types that can be installed to meet your needs.

There are many different types of garden beds you can install at home to help reduce water usage, including wicking beds, cupcake beds and swales. Raingardens are another small scale, specialised garden that slows down and cleans stormwater before it drains into our waterways. They look similar to a normal garden, but below the surface they are working hard to filter out pollution.

Local horticulture expert Megan Cooke will be presenting on the evening and the workshop will contain both an informational session and interactive components.

This event is perfect for home gardeners, people interested in our local environment, and anyone else interested in gardening.

Representatives from Council and Department of Planning and Environment will also be there on the evening in order to present the results of the 2023 Waterways and Catchment Report Card.



  • Tuesday, 05 December 2023 | 06:15 PM - 08:30 PM


Forster Civic Centre, 4 Lake Street, FORSTER, 2328, View Map

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