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Its official, Josh has once again teamed up with Open Gardens Australia to open the front gate so you can come in and see just what he has been up to.

Opening on Saturday the 24th of May 2014 from 10:00am till 4:30pm you have the opportunity to come on over to Josh’s House in Hilton to see just how far Josh’s gardens have progressed since he moved in a little under 12 months ago.

Even though this is my fifth private garden to be opened as part of Open Gardens Australia (formerly the Australian Open Garden Scheme), this is the first one I can truly call my own” say’s Josh. ‘This might come as a surprise to some, but all of my gardens up until now have been rentals.”

Josh’s House typifies the very best in sustainable urban landscaping and integrated urban water management. The gardens incorporate climate sensible plantings, locally sourced and repurposed building materials, native species and habitat structures, as well as food production activities such as vegetables, fruit trees and chickens. Josh’s House has also been designed for families, with creative play spaces and a thoughtful combination of shared and private areas.

Detailed performance monitoring of Josh’s House is underway as part of a three-year research project through the Curtin University and the CRC for Low Carbon Living, putting Josh’s ideas to the ultimate test.

I never want to feel guilty about watering my garden and have always believed the solution lies in the thoughtful relationship between a home, its water systems and the landscape design” says Josh. “Being involved in the design process from the very beginning has allowed me to integrate the two like never before and the data we are generating through the CRC research indicates just how important this relationship is.”

Josh’s House Open Gardens Australia

Open: Saturday 24 May 2014, 10:00am – 4.30pm.
Address: 19 Grigg Place, Hilton
Entry: $10.00, no charge for children under 18

Parking Available around Grigg Park at the Corner of Grigg Place and Oldham Crescent

*Fee is set and administered by Open Gardens Australia

Note: This opening is for the gardens only, access to the houses is not permitted.