Green thumbs turnout to Mandurah’s Community Gardening Festival

Hundreds of green thumbs from across the Peel region turnout to Mandurah’s Community Gardening Festival on Saturday.

The free event boasted food with locally grown ingredients, quirky plant stalls, a coffee van and information sessions. 

The festival ran from 10am-3pm, making the most of the warm weather that graced the Peel region across the weekend.

The Mandurah Community Gardens are located along Coodanup Drive and are a member based organisation which is driven by volunteer support. 

The highlight of the day was a visit from well-known ABC TV’s Gardening Australia presenter Josh Byrne. 

Mr Byrne an audience of more than 100 people an insight into his gardening journey. 

He told them of the early years when he found a fondness for gardening as a teenager, however, felt he needed to hide his new found passion. 

The Fremantle-based guru has been on a presenter on the series since 2003. 

Originally hailing from Esperance on the south-east coast of Western Australia, Mr Byrne said he spend his early years surround by incredible flora. 

In his role as the WA presenter, he has had the opportunity to travel throughout the state. 

Well-known ABC TV’s Gardening Australia presenter Josh Byrne shared his knowledge and inspiration on the day. Photo: Caitlyn Rintoul/Fairfax Media.

Well-known ABC TV’s Gardening Australia presenter Josh Byrne shared his knowledge and inspiration on the day. Photo: Caitlyn Rintoul/Fairfax Media.

Mr Byrne has said he enjoyed the day as it had “great energy” and the crowd engaged well during his speech. 

Mandurah Community Garden’s was founded in 2009 and incorporated in 2012. 

The Mandurah’s Community Gardening Festival was supported by Foodbank WA and Frasers Landing.

Last year, the festival attracted Sabrina Hahn and organiser Nadine Radin said it was continuing to grow its profile. 

Ms Radin said it was pleasing to see nearly 300 people attend the event on Saturday. 

If you would like more information on the Mandurah Community Gardens email info@mandurahcommunitygardens.com.au.