Glass Houses & Green Futures
Glass Houses & Green Futures is a celebration of the horticultural knowledge and passion that exists across Fremantle. Conversation and cultivation will take place in five artist-built hothouses, led by the artists and gardening enthusiasts who keep Fremantle green, growing and blossoming.

Experience the history of gardening and imagine its future while sharing and exchanging local stories, botanical knowledge, growing skills and plants.

The program of events will unfold with the shared knowledge from the people of White Gum Valley Community Orchard, Hilton Harvest Community Garden, Ecoburbia and us (of course!)

The glass houses for this project have been designed and constructed by a group of green-thumbed installation artists including Catia Dolzadelli, Claire Bailey, Ricky Gibson, Andrew Sunley-Smith and Pascal Proteau, and our plant guru Claire Greenhill will be curating the contents of one based around repurposing and plant gifting.

Each of the site-specific, glass-rooved structures will be used as the location for a series of public sessions across Fremantle and its satellite precincts to honour and expand on the existing culture of gardening, growing and harvesting in our community.

Our Session

Our session will see all of the artists' greenhouses collected under the Stackwood roof and will give the public a chance to wander and explore them all. There will be a community plant swap to get involved with and the day will be topped off by a cuttings class with plant guru Claire Greenhill which will give you the skills to propagate and grow your plant collection (without the cost!) 

Sunday 14 July, 12pm – 3pm

12pm - 3pm  Open 'Greenhouses' (FREE)
12pm - 2pm  Community Plant Swap (FREE)
2pm - 3pm  Cuttings and Cultivation Class (FREE - registrations essential)

* 10% off all plants on the day for session visitors

Public Program

2 – 4pm, Friday 12 July
White Gum Valley Community Orchard

3 – 6pm, Saturday 13 July
Hilton Harvest Community Garden, Rennie Crescent North, Hilton

6 – 8pm, Wednesday 17 July
Samson Park, Sellenger Avenue

7 – 10pm, Thursday 18 July
Fremantle City Streets (watch this space!)

Visit this link for the full program.

Drop by on the day and/or visit the above links to register for events. For information on '10 Nights in the Port' visit this link.

June 06, 2019 — Sarah Bell