Port Elliot Town & Foreshore Improvement Association Garden Group

PETFIA Garden Group


The PETFIA Garden Group is a sub-group of Town and Foreshore. The group supplements the work performed by the Alexandrina Council gardeners in the Soldiers Memorial Gardens in Port Elliot.
The group is for anyone who is prepared to get their hands dirty and enjoy a social barbeque afterwards. People choose their own tasks be it weeding or digging or spraying or designing or planting. We encourage people to have their own project . Two examples are keeping the rose beds free of weeds and another is removing box thorns. We aim to enhance and assist the work done by the very supportive Alexandrina Council garden staff.
All volunteers are covered by Council insurance.
The group meets on the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month from 9am to 12pm, whenever this suits within this time frame. Many of the problems and issues in the town are solved over a glass of red and a sausage at the end of the morning.

Garden Group Social Time After Working

Garden Group Contacts

Geoff Mudge 0427 224 753 or Adrian Goldsmith 0410 583 409.

Latest Activities

In the last few months volunteers have continued to work on redeveloping the area behind the Gun Shed. This has been an eyesore as feral plants were rampant on the site of an old rubbish dump. We began by working with Australian Conservation volunteers to plant over 400 plants and these have been added to in smaller numbers by the group. Our longer term aim is to create an area of contemplation and beauty where the view of Horseshoe Bay is unsurpassed.
A huge effort has been put in by the volunteers to remove the feral plants and replace them with native species. A Lone Pine from Gallipoli has been planted adjacent to the Gun Shed area.

 Creating a Creekbed  

What's Next?

The Garden Group will continue to upgrade the area behind the Gun Shed, with our long term aim being to develop the site into a place to sit and enjoy the view of Horseshoe Bay and as a place for reflection. We'll also keep on with the feral plants removal and replacement with native plants,and continue to help the Council gardeners maintain and continually improve the Soldiers gardens.