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6. Weaving Water

14 Waiwera Place, Merrilands, 4310

This suburban rain garden has water as its key feature. Recycled water tanks store 6000L of rainwater which flow into a network of swales, through a food forest and annual vegetable garden beds.

There are many examples of a full- cycle system to be seen, including a rotating chook tractor, capturing a greywater safe system, the use of compost teas, seed saving and prepping soil. 

Visit the Taranaki Sustainable Backyards Trail website to for full details on opening times, talks and tours.

Also In the area:

1. Greenbridge

Bena, a landscape designer, and Daniel, a healthy home specialist, are transforming their ten acres of once bare eroded pasture into a regenerative oasis Read More >

2. Suburban Homestead

Nelle and Bruce are suburban life-stylers with a 9000m2 property. Read More >