A MAYLANDS gardener says the highlight of her award-winning veggie garden is the chance to meet and interact with people in the community.
Amanda Rogers and her partner Tim Collins’ garden won the best veggie garden and runner-up best verge garden awards at the recent City of Bayswater Garden Awards.
Ms Rogers said they were surprised with the win after starting their garden five years ago.
“We don’t have a backyard and we don’t have much room in the front yard for a garden with the kids and we wanted to grow veggies so we started planting them out on the verge,” she said.
“It is not only the produce that you get off it, it is also the people the garden attracts.
“We are going to donate the money that we won to doing something with the community gardens out there.”
Ms Rogers said the garden currently had including pumpkin, silver beet, kale and red cabbages and previously had broad beans.
Deputy Mayor Chris Cornish said the couple had embraced the City’s new verge policy.
“Tim and Amanda have transformed their verge, and it’s not just very productive, but also looks good and enables interaction with fellow residents,” he said.
“It makes sense to allow this verge land to be used in a productive way.”