George Street Orchard is in the tenth 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 ornamental 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 workshops to demonstrate design we have found to be successful, hopefully inspiring action for flourishing edible environments in the city and beyond.