What is ErinEarth?
ErinEarth is a beautiful nature escape in Wagga Wagga. Situated on Kildare Street near the train track pedestrian crossing, it has a beautiful native garden with a dam, pond and countless species of wildlife, particularly the exquisite birds.
The nature escape is free entry for the public on Wednesday 9am-4pm and on Friday evenings from 5pm-7pm.
ErinEarth has the perfect environment for studying, catching up with friends over a light picnic or winding down after a long week with a quiet walk.
It also has the opportunity for volunteers to come on Thursdays from 9am-1pm to help with the garden maintenance and other work.
Have a look at my other article on the benefits of volunteering!
ErinEarth was opened in 2006 after the Presentation Sisters turned a tennis court into a stunning native garden.
The team at ErinEarth are involved with a lot of environmental groups and movements while supporting environmental education in schools and community groups.
They focus on maintaining ecosystem health, spreading awareness and appreciation for natural beauty and the education of community members on horticulture, permaculture and environmental issues.
Who looks after ErinEarth?
The many species of flora and fauna that are found at ErinEarth are cared for by ErinEarth staff, volunteers and friends of the organisation.
In return, the plants and wildlife under ErinEarth’s care give back to the community by offering a peaceful environment for contemplation and material resources.
This supports the ErinEarth view of living in harmony with Mother Nature and the exchange and mutual respect that should exist between us and our beautiful Australian landscape.
Plan a visit:
ErinEarth attracts many visitors and holds regular open days and plant sales.
So, why not visit the garden during your holiday break or even during semester and enjoy the lovely, peaceful surroundings?
Keep an eye out for the interpretative signs throughout the garden and structures with information on the founding story and the flora and fauna!
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