Bush Tucker Garden
The Hilton Harvest Bush Tucker Garden has been created by many volunteers since its inception in 2010. We added to the garden in as a part of our NAIDOC celebrations in July 2012 and again as a part of our sensory garden in the Count Me In grant in December 2014 and again in 2015 and 2016 as we prepare interpretive signs for different food plants. It will continue to evolve and grow over the coming years…Would you like to join us and share the passion?
Indigenous Australians have long used local plants for their food and medicine, these plants are known as ‘bush tucker’. We have learned from indigenous people, and included a variety of plants in this garden that provide edible roots, leaves, flowers, seeds or fruits.
Bush tucker is highly nutritious. Planting bush tucker species in your garden or on your nature strip, can complement your diet adding new flavours and high levels of vitamins and minerals. Planting bush tucker is an act of conservation and helps preserve our valuable and unique local flora.
Perth’s bush tucker plants are perfectly suited to the soil and climate here making them water-wise. Perth’s local animals, birds, reptiles and insects need these local plants to shelter in and feed from.
Caution: Do not prepare bush tucker without having been shown by indigenous or experienced persons.