Recently Edible Eden was excited to visit the Melton Botanic Garden and see our donation of bushfood plant identification in action.  Edible Eden Design is proud to be a corporate sponsor of the Friends of Melton Botanic Gardens.

John Bentley, president of the Friends of the Melton Botanic Gardens group mounted the corflute signs in aluminium channel and installed the signs in the ‘Bushfoods Mixed Garden Beds’ section of the garden, which is located at the north end of the site.

Warrigal green edible native plant Melton Botanic Gardens

Warrigal greens are an easy to grow native alternative to spinach. 

Seaberry saltbush Melton botanical gardens

Our admin assistant had a fantastic visit walking all around the garden, finding more bushfood plants located in the ‘Bushfood’ area in the centre of the garden.  Plants included: Old man saltbush, Rounded noon flower, Kangaroo grass and many more. The Seaberry saltbush – Chenopodium candolleanum (Rhagodia candolleana) has ripe red berries which have sweet/salty flavour.

running postman (Kennedia prostrata) Melton Botanic Garden

Running postman Kennedia prostrata, is a spreading ground cover with a show of red pea shaped flowers from late winter to summer.

Map of the Melton Botanic Garden
Wicking garden beds part of the new pollinator project

The 3 new wicking garden beds are part of the Pollinators project in collaborative Rotary, each bed is planted with bee friendly plants that are native, indigenous or exotic.

Insect or Bug hotel FMBG

Insect or bug hotels provide nesting habitat for pollinator insects.

Yellow banksia flower Melton Botanic Garden

Banksia praemorsa yellow form provides food for birds and insects

Black swan family at Melton Botanic Garden

The garden has many accessible walking tracks and is home to a wide range of birds, including swans, white faced herons, moor hens, parrots, swallows and ducks.