Volunteer Task Force picks up major award at Perth Garden Festival

Volunteer Task Force picks up major award at Perth Garden Festival
Volunteer Task Force picks up major award at Perth Garden Festival

VOLUNTEER Task Force are imagining the possibilities of water wise gardens.

The Carlisle-based not-for-profit organisation claimed the Best in Show award at the Perth Garden Festival, which took place at McCallum Park on April 27 to 30.

Volunteer Task Force client services manager Tina Newman said the garden Imaging Possibilities combined native plants and water wise solutions.

“The concept was to get people to reflect on possibilities in the garden,” she said.

“The garden included rescue plants, wicking beds and raised garden beds, herbs and potted colour.

“Staff and volunteers along with special projects advisor Andy Harold put the garden together.

“We were amazed to win the award, I think it showcases the skills an expertise in our organisation.”

Ms Newman said the organisation provided a waterwise service, which was funded by Home and Community Care and focused on utility bills and water consumption.

“Our clients are mainly frail elderly people who might be relocating from larger houses to smaller place like apartments,” she said.

“Gardening is holistic and can have health benefits and we want to support people in their interests.”