Rewilding the homestead garden

Jul 03, 2020

Time for change. After 5 years of drought, Arkaba Homestead has taken a new and more sustainable approach to its homestead landscape, embarking upon a journey to take its immediate surroundings back to its indigenous roots. Not only will the garden represent a ‘land that once was’ but it will reflect the species that miraculously manage to thrive in this arid region of the Ikara - Flinders Ranges, South Australia. The benefit of utilising and encouraging the native flora from this region, means that it is naturally adapted to surviving with minimal rainfall. As the long-standing homestead fence was pulled down, Arkaba field guide and designer, Melissa Robertson, was tasked with finding a way to bring the Arkaba ethos right to the homestead’s back door.

During these extraordinary times everyone at Arkaba - the guides, head chef, and general manager have worked together in a combined effort to achieve this vision. 

To read the full article and see the progression of the landscaping view their blog here.


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