Shangri Lai Garden is a four and a half hectares of organic
farming situated in the bushland of Holmview, off Beenleigh,
South East Queensland, Australia. It is a self sufficient
farm where diverse species of plants and animals live harmoniously
on our land. There are nine cascading dams and water holes
blending into nature's ecological system.
Initial work started in 1986 as a licensed exotic and gold
fish hatchery. Over the years, we began to specialise in
crayfish and table fish farming. The discharged fishy waters,
rich in nitrogen, were used for our exotic fruit trees.
Vegetables and water plant cultivations followed. As the
fruit trees matured, a plant nursery was added.
We have partly leased out a portion of the fish hatchery,
which we continue to breed and sell aquarium fish on a mutual sharing and co-operation basis.
Water plants and other garden shrubs have complemented
our fish sales in recent years. Two specialties are
our water lilies and lotus. We have also a wide range of
all other types of aquatics.
Other infrastructures in place include a farmhouse, a family
residential cottage, a Kung Fu centre, three caravans for
Wwoofers and a small holistic garden chapel for the theosophical
awareness seekers of the mind, body and soul.
We also specialise in grafting and selling of exotic trees
such as Persimmon (Diospyrus kaki), Dragon
fruit (Hylocerius polyrhizus), Ginkgo
American chestnut (Pachira insignis), Chinese
peanut tree (Sterculia lanceolata), Ant
tree (Triplaris american), the yellow Pitaya (Selenicereus
megalanthus) and our unique Shangri
Lai tree with various
We are happy to give free advice to anyone who wishes to
grow exotic fruit trees.
When possible and when in season, I can provide six or
more different Chinese vegetable seeds to any home gardener
in Australia. Just send us a 50 cent self-stamp address
envelope and we will send them to you...FREE! Send your request
on my contact page for further details.
We always welcome Wwoofers
from all over the world to live and work with us. Email
us to find out if there are vacancies available.
Hardworking slaves and leisure gardeners are welcome by appointment to
visit our farm.
This property was sold on 1/7/2005 and we are now developing
Shangri Lai garden No. 2 on the Gold Coast. Watch out for