Restoring degraded land in a beautiful, expressive, and educative manner
Delprat Gardens is an experimental design, environmental, and heritage education project located on the fringe of the post-industrial, and former, BHP Steelworks site in Mayfield.
A collaboration between the Newcastle Industrial Heritage Association, University of Newcastle School of Architecture and Built Environment, Bosque Landscape Architecture, and UTS PhytoLab scientists, the various native and exotic vegetation planted by the research team, are not purely for aesthetic recuperation.
The gardens utilise phytoremediation as a low-cost, natural process to remediate contaminated land, a technique whereby plants absorb harmful toxins from the soil through plants.
The Open Day is generously funded by Newcastle Port Community Contribution Fund, and invites visitors of all ages to explore the living phytoremediation laboratory, which on the day will be activated through an education and artistic programme. There’s no need to rush your visit with food, music, and kids activities happening on the grounds throughout the day.
Delprat Cottage & Gardens Open Day
Date: Saturday 28 October, 2023
Where: 133a Ingall St, Mayfield North
Times: 10am - 3pm
For further information please see delpratgarden.com.au