To encourage and inspire gardeners to create beautiful and productive gardens for a sustainable future.
The Diggers Foundation (formerly known as The Diggers Garden & Environment Trust) was established in 2011 by Clive and Penny Blazey and their three children, Jolyon, Tessa and Matilda. They gifted their privately-owned properties Heronswood, The Garden of St Erth, the Diggers Preservation Garden in Dromana and their successful family-owned business, The Diggers Club, to the Foundation. This gift ensures their lifelong work in the preservation of heirloom seeds, gardenworthy plants and the best gardening traditions will continue forever.
Today, The Diggers Foundation works to preserve the best plants and gardening ideas to help Australians become better gardeners. Our fierce independence allows us to speak out against climate change, genetically modified seeds and food, industrial agriculture and the corporatisation of our food supply.
Without government or corporate sponsorship or funding, The Diggers Foundation seeks public donations to continue our work to preserve open-pollinated varieties of seeds and maintain public ownership of our food source, as well as preserving important gardens and their historic buildings.