Keep it Green: New Ground

The Convent’s 6.8 hectares of green open space offers a place of retreat and inspiration, 365 days a year. We’re working hard to ensure our heritage gardens survive and thrive for generations to come, and continue to play a vital role in connecting our growing community, enhancing health and wellbeing, and nurturing wildlife in their natural habitat.

The generosity of our community in late 2018 enabled us to kick-off the reinvigoration of Mercator Grounds – an under-utilised and neglected green space in the north-western corner of the Convent – undertaking critical arborist works on established heritage trees, installing new water tanks and irrigation systems, developing a new drought-tolerant planting regime, and installing solar-powered LED safety lighting to brighten this ‘new’ gathering space for community to enjoy.