Into the garden

Join us on an adventure into the garden at Carnegie Library and Community Centre. With activities for young and old, there’s something for everyone in our backyard. Kids can try their hand at worm farming or step into our butterfly gazebo; adults can learn about chemical-free gardening and native herbs.

There’ll be a little bit of magic in the garden as the plants take over and gnomes seem to creep about the library … can you find them all?



Events for Adults


Native Herbs for the Kitchen and Garden

Tuesday 30 October, 7pm–8.30pm

Carnegie Library and Community Centre — Boyd Room


Discover aromatic and tasty edible Australian native plants that you can easily grow in your garden including Lemon Myrtle, Bush Pepper and Native Salt. This workshop with Edible Eden Design’s Karen Sutherland, includes a taste test and a discussion of the culinary uses of these plants and how best to grow them in your own backyard.

Tickets $6. Bookings essential and open: 9am, 2 October.




Chemical-Free Gardening

Wednesday 7 November, 7.30pm–9pm

Carnegie Library and Community Centre — Boyd Room


Learn how to grow vegetables, herbs and fruit trees without the use of pesticides and fertilisers. Angelo Eliades from Deep Green Permaculture will teach you how to keep your garden naturally free of garden pests and weeds with companion planting, healthy soil, plant selection and the use of natural predators.


Tickets $6. Bookings essential and open: 9am, 10 October.







Events for Kids


Butterfly Gazebo

Sunday 4 November, 1pm–4pm

Carnegie Library and Community Centre — Boyd Room

Tip toe into the gazebo and observe these beautiful live butterflies up close as they flutter around you. Be fascinated by this unique experience — you might even get to feed them!

 Free event. No bookings required. Please note: wait times may apply.





 The Wonder of Worm Farms

Saturday 10 November, 10am–11am

Carnegie Library and Community Centre — Boyd Room


Join Natasha Grogan from The Sage Garden as she takes you through the process of worm farming and composting. You will meet the worms up close and have a  chance to try and spy one of their eggs. This  interactive and fun workshop for kids will get you excited about composting and worm farming.

Suitable for ages three and above with parental supervision. Tickets $6. Bookings essential and open: 9am, 13 October.