The Halls Gap Botanic Garden Group is getting a $67,000 funding boost from the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning to help upgrade the garden.
The garden applied for the grants last year in the hope of upgrading their antique watering system and building further information about indigenous plants in the area.
Halls Gap Botanic Garden Group organiser Margo Sietsma said the volunteer community group were very pleased to have been awarded the funding.
"We are very happy and very thankful to the department for accepting our grant application," she said.
"It will really make quite a big difference to what we can do, particularly to have a really good watering system will be very nice."
Ms Sietsma said the community garden had applied for multiple grants to help fix their old watering system and to create updated information about indigenous plants.
"We saw the program advertised in 2019, so in 2020 we got ourselves organised, and with the recreation reserve and community association we discussed what we would really like to have in the garden," she said.
"We applied for two different grants, one for improving the facilities and one for improving our public information about the use of indigenous plants and we were successful with both grants, so we got a portion of each.
"We are going to be giving our watering system a complete revamp.
"We need to install watering where we don't currently have any at all and we will be replacing our two different antique watering systems, so that's going to take a large portion of the money.
"We are also going to build a second shed to reduce the crowding and separate our tools and our garden information, so we are going to be busy enough spending what we got."
Ms Sietsma also said to help complete the projects the Halls Gap Community Association and the Friends of Grampians Gairwerd will be donating to the garden group.
Ms Sietsma said any one is welcome to volunteer for the group with working bees taking place on the second and fourth Friday of each month.
The botanic garden is situated on roughly two hectares of Crown Land administered by the DELWP, and managed on its behalf by the Halls Gap Caravan Park and Recreation Reserve Committee of Management.
Prior to the Garden's establishment in 1996, the land had no specific use and was a degraded area of manna gum and swamp gum forest with was littered with exotic weeds and plants from early settlement.
A Federal Government grant of $26,000 was obtained in 1996 under the Forest Ecotourism Program for replanting with indigenous plants, constructing walking tracks and to establish the garden.
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