The Fig Tree Pocket house that feeds locals from its own market garden

A house with a garden of Eden for sale in Queensland is affectionally known as the property that feeds the neighbourhood.

Generous harvests from 8 Ramada Place, Fig Tree Pocket have been regularly shared with local families and school children over the years.

Vendor Melissa Anderson cultivated the market garden during her family’s 12 years tenure at the property, in the western Brisbane riverside suburb, which is on offer for private negotiation.

Some of the fruit trees were grown from cuttings from her farming grandparents’ own garden, and vegetables sprouted in the nourishing Queensland sunshine from heirloom seeds.

8 Ramada Place, Fig Tree Pocket, QLD

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Heirloom seeds and heritage tree cuttings flourished in the warm Queensland sunshine. Photo: Domain/Place Graceville

“We built it from scratch – there was nothing here, we built the house and the gardens,” she said.

“We have well over 30 fruit trees and just about every fruit and vegetable that you can imagine could grow in Queensland. It is pretty epic, we are sad to say goodbye to it.

“We always produce more than we can eat, and we do preserve and dry things as well, but we love the community here, everyone is close and friendly.

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The residence includes six bedrooms and oodles of space, bordered by fruit trees. Photo: Domain/Place Graceville

“Whenever we have excess crop we pop it out at the bottom gate on the property, and we have a little stand we put out with a sign, and put the fruit there.

“It’s on the way to Fig Tree Pocket Primary School as well so we make sure to put it out, with a sign up, so mums and dads and families dropping kids off can stop and grab a few pieces of fruit and take it to school, work, or what have you. It’s just give away.

“We have met neighbours and become part of the community. It’s lovely.”

Agent Paris Arthur, of Place Graceville, is looking after the listing, which has a private sale price guide of $3.15 million.

The market garden is deliberately next to the back verandah and pool, so while cooking, the new owner can nip to the abundant, terraced beds for ingredients. The fruit trees border the 5,642-square-metre property.

Anderson said native and European bees around the estate create a harmonic buzz which can be heard from the back deck.

Not even the hand-reared chooks were forgotten. A designer chicken coop, built by three generations of the family, is fox and snake proof.

“I wanted our chickens to have a really cool house,” Ms Anderson laughed.

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