Jill Morton-Allen


Garrawarra Centre 

“I help maintain the grounds. I started in general services probably 15 years ago, then someone went on holidays and they needed a bit of a back-up in gardening. I put my hand up and it went from there. I’m about to finish my second year of Parks and Gardens at TAFE.

I love the peace, the whole ambiance of the grounds. My favourite area is the front of the cottages. When everything is out in spring it just looks gorgeous. I choose the plants. It’s a mixture of natives and others. Natives are a bit more resistant to the pests. We have deer, rabbit and possum problems, so everything has to be hardy.

I like attention to detail. For everything to look nice for everybody. I think of it as a reflection on me too. I like people to come in and smile when they see the gardens.”