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2021-02-14 Community & Lifestyle
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Planting the seeds for a new home in Botanical’s second neighbourhood

Botanical is Satterley’s largest community in Victoria, so it might not come as any surprise that its second neighbourhood – Evergreen at Botanical – is expansive enough to have its own name. The first lots went on sale in January this year, and eager buyers quickly snapped up all 41 blocks.

Heidi and Chris Nesci will become two of Evergreen’s first residents after purchasing during this first release. Heidi says Botanical has long been on their radar.

“We have always had intentions to build rather than buy an existing property, but it was only in early to mid 2020 that we put our efforts into saving and looking more deeply into the options for us.

“Botanical is such a stunning neighbourhood and seems really well planned and not rushed so it was always the top of our list. Then when we saw the announcement of [its] Evergreen [neighbourhood] - the block sizes, planned greenery in the area, location being closer to Mount Ridley Road and Mickleham Primary School… it was a huge appeal to us.”

Heidi and Chris Nesci - two of Evergreen's first purchasers

Michelle Metcalf and Eddi Bagdadi also bought in Evergreen’s first stage. They loved the look of Botanical and wanted to be part of a growing estate close to Craigieburn.

“We didn’t want to miss out on an exciting opportunity within Evergreen at Botanical,” Michelle says.

She and Eddi were initially keen to buy in Botanical’s first neighbourhood, but jumped at the opportunity to purchase land in Evergreen as it’s slightly closer to the city while still incorporating lots in their price range.

“We love the feel and atmosphere of the Botanical estate and the great thing about our lot titling next year is that we have that pressure taken off us and we can spend our time carefully making sure we select our perfect home.”

Michelle Metcalf and Eddi Bagdadi, who also bought in Evergreen’s first stage

The new neighbourhood is located at the southern end of the Botanical community, and all residents will be within walking distance of planned pocket parks, wetlands and a nature reserve. If that wasn’t enticing enough, buyers in the first stage will receive a special gift from Satterley when they move in - a veggie crate and seed pack to start their own edible garden in their new home.

The gift comes as part of a partnership between Satterley and The Little Veggie Patch Co, an organisation whose aim is to show that it’s possible for anyone to grow their own food, no matter how much gardening experience they have.

Satterley’s General Manager for Victoria and Queensland, Jack Hoffmann, says the partnership was perfectly suited to Botanical.

“From the very start, we wanted Botanical to be a community whose residents could experience the best nature has to offer. And we wanted to make that possible through shared community areas, beautiful gardens and fresh produce.

“Whilst Satterley will take care of the community’s shared outdoor spaces, this collaboration with The Little Veggie Patch Co is the ideal way for us to support Botanical residents to not only enjoy fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs, but grow their own. It’s an activity that can be fun, easy and rewarding.”

To find out more about Evergreen at Botanical, contact the Botanical sales team today on 1800 200 800 or email

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