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 greens are an easy to grow native alternative to spinach.
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, is a spreading ground cover with a show of red pea shaped flowers from late winter to summer.
Insect or bug hotels provide nesting habitat for pollinator insects.
Banksia praemorsa yellow form provides food for birds and insects
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.