George Street Orchard is in the eleventh year of becoming a resilient, diverse and delicious garden. Our aim is to make a significant contribution to our diet, while capturing atmospheric carbon and blurring the distinction between amenity and production horticulture. To these ends, we emphasise perennial plants and encourage ecological patterns.
The garden is structured to include roughly thirty species of fruiting trees, shrubs and vines – some well known and proven in this region, others experimental, but all selected for being viable in, if not perfectly suited to our unique climate. Vegetables, medicinal plants and fungi knit it all together on the ground.
We host tours and offer services to encourage flourishing edible environments in the city and beyond.