Epicurious Garden is an edible garden designed to educate and inspire Brisbane’s Southbank visitors. The garden is a design collaboration between Brisbane City Council and JFP Landscape Architects along with Jerry Coleby-Williams assisting with the planting design. The Epicurious Garden is all about discovery – explore the garden’s exquisite plant life and see what fresh produce looks, feels and smells like; gardener volunteers will educate the public about inner-city gardening and providing recipe suggestions for the produce on display.
Brisbane’s Lord Mayor Graham Quirk recently launched the Epicurious Garden inviting visitors to learn about growing and cooking their own produce. Quirk said the ornamental and productive garden in the heart of the South Bank Parklands was designed to educate and inspire the home gardener. Also stating that “This unique space will be maintained by a team of dedicated staff and 14 volunteer gardeners who have been recruited by Council to maintain it to a high horticultural standard.”
The Epicurious Garden is 1500m2 and is made up of 30 beds and some pots. It has interpretive signage along with links to recipes. The opening of the Epicurious Garden coincided with Parks Alive which took place across Roma Street Parkland, South Bank Parklands, City Botanic Gardens and Brisbane Botanic Gardens (Mt Coot-tha) on 23-24 August.
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