Bayswater: Durham Road School aims to grow award-winning gardens in 2019

Brayden Godfrey (14), Roman Wright (13), Mayor Dan Bull (City of Bayswater), Grace Bradford (15) and Ben Dyer (16).  Durham Road School was runner up in the Best Sustainable School Garden award at the recent City of Bayswater Garden Awards. Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au   d489249
Brayden Godfrey (14), Roman Wright (13), Mayor Dan Bull (City of Bayswater), Grace Bradford (15) and Ben Dyer (16). Durham Road School was runner up in the Best Sustainable School Garden award at the recent City of Bayswater Garden Awards. Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d489249

DURHAM Road School in Bayswater is looking to add more plants to its six gardens in 2019.

The school recently won a runner-up award in the best school garden category in the City of Bayswater’s Garden Awards.

School gardener Gaye Williamson said the award was an amazing accomplishment, as it had been five years since the school started its first garden.

“A past student helped select the plants and put them in,” she said.

“Over the years, other students have helped maintained it.

“Low maintenance and water wise plants are some of the main features.”

Bayswater Mayor Dan Bull said the City was dedicated to promoting and celebrating sustainable practices.

“It’s been fantastic to see some of our youngest residents developing a real passion for creating environmentally friendly spaces both at school and at home,” he said.