IF YOU VENTURE into Punchbowl Reserve in Launceston, Tasmania, be sure to visit the community garden there.
It’s a large garden, part of which occupies a northward facing slope to bring the year-round sunlight needed to grow vegetables and herbs in these southern reaches of the continent.
Wide, smooth paths take gardeners and visitors into the garden and to their allotments. The allotments are large enough to grow herbs and vegetables in quantity — and are of a size to make Sydney community gardeners envious.
A broad selection of cool temperate climate vegetables, herbs and berry fruits grace the allotments through the year.
Situated on council land, the community garden features a timber shelter and lock-up storage in the one building.
This is a garden worth seeing next you come to this fertile island.