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"The process of photosynthesis is like a fine, critical thread that invisibly suspends all our food and the dining experience before us". Lloyd Godman 2005

The concept of the light garden orchard is to create a veritable, successional orchard or fruit forest, where there the always some variety of fresh tree ripened fruit available. In temperate areas like Melbourne most orchards produce fruit in the summer and autumn, however by planting a much wider variety of trees and multi-grafting it is possible to have fresh fruit all year. The orchard now boasts over 160 varieties of fruit.

Grafting fruit trees

Below is a list of the various fruits and nuts planted in the light garden



Apricot Avocado
Babaco Banana Black current Blue berry
Carob Cherry Chilean guava Comquat
Feijoa Fig Goji Berry Goseberry
Grape Grapefruit Guava yellow Hazelnut
Jostaberry Jaboticaba Jujube Kiwifruit
Kunzea Lemon Lemonade finger Lime
Lime Logan berry Pear Guava red
Loquat  Luma Macadamia Mandarine
Maqui berry Marion berry Mulberry Nashi
Nectarine North Amderican Pawpaw Olive Orange
Peach Pecan Pepino Persimmon
Pineapple Pistachio Plum Plumcot (cotton candy - apricot plum hybrid)
Pomegranate Quince Red Current Silvan berry
Spicee (Nectarine plum hybrid) Tamarillo Tangelo Tay berry
Ugni molinae Walnut White Sapote Young Berry


Jan Feb March April May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
        Mandarins Mandarins Mandarins Mandarins Orange Black mullberry Black mullberry  
            Tangelo Orange Tangelo Pepino White mullberry  
              Tangelo Pepino Tangello Loquat  
                    Silvan berry