Efficient way to beautify your garden

SA Autumn Garden Festival will be held on April 18 and 19 in 2020.
SA Autumn Garden Festival will be held on April 18 and 19 in 2020.

Keen green thumbs heading to Clare's renowned SA Autumn Garden Festival next April will get a hands-on look at how to beautify their backyard in a water-efficient way.

This is thanks to a grant of $4000 through SA Water's 2019 Community Partnerships Program.

Partnering with the Clare Agricultural and Horticultural Society, the $4,000 sponsorship will support the annual event, with SA Water's gardening gurus to present about garden biodiversity, backyard zoning and ways to efficiently water plants and lawns while naturally cooling your house.

SA Water's General Manager Customers, Strategy and Innovation Anna Jackson said SA Water was proud to again be supporting the two-day event.

"More than 2800 people from as far as Adelaide, the Riverland, Eyre Peninsula and even Broken Hill visited the event earlier this year and we had a great response from keen gardeners wanting to hear more about how they can maximise the efficiency of their water use," Anna said.

She said the festival was a terrific tourism drawcard for the Clare Valley, and they were excited to work with the Clare Agricultural and Horticultural Society on providing a fun and educational event for 2020.

The sponsorship is one of 11 successful recipients of this year's Community Partnerships Program, which saw overwhelming interest from community groups with ideas involving the use of water for a better life.

SA Water received more than double the applicants compared to the 2018 program.

To see the full list of successful recipients of the 2019 Community Partnerships Program, visit sawater.com.au. SA Autumn Garden Festival will be held at the Clare Showgrounds, for two days, on April 18-19, 2020.