Budding horticulturalists resurrect Darwin gardens 

CDU Hoticulture students Kathy Moore, Shae Hercelinskyj, Rochelle McNabb, Terri Foster, Anthea Wade, and Kyle Miller upgrad a section of garden at Darwin’s Portuguese and Timorese Social Club.

Some of Darwin’s most recognisable hot spots have been the beneficiary of some much needed green thumbs as part of a Charles Darwin University horticulture course.

CDU Certificate III Horticulture students and staff have upgraded a section of garden at Darwin’s Portuguese and Timorese Social Club at Marrara.

As part of their studies in Garden and Plant establishment, the students, led by CDU Horticulture Lecturers, Louise Waugh and Troy Barbagallo, planted, mulched, and irrigated a new section of garden.

Horticulture and Aquaculture theme leader, Scott McDonald said the project built on the Horticulture Aquaculture team’s continual community engagement activities.

“These off-campus projects provide Horticulture students a perfect avenue to gain vital skills in a practical environment, as well as providing a valuable service for community groups,” he said.

“Other projects that have already been undertaken include the landscaping works at a local childcare centre, plant maintenance for the Country Women’s Association, and the ongoing works at the University’s own Indonesian Garden.”