Welcome to this month’s Greener Spaces Better Places program update.
Read on to find out the latest news and highlights to keep up to date on what’s happening and how you can benefit.
Greener Spaces Better Places is Growing
In a strategic pivot, the Greener Spaces Better Places brand is being relaunched to bring consumers and private landowners into the fold.… Continue reading
By Dan Austin
Over the last twenty years, green architecture has moved ahead in leaps and bounds but it hasn’t been a smooth journey, especially in the case of green walls.
At the dawn of the century, green walls were little more than a curiosity in Australia but as the decade of the noughties rolled on, significant investment started to allow for green walls in both new builds and existing architecture.… Continue reading
By Gabrielle Stannus
With the recent spate of COVID-19 lockdowns and stay-at-home orders coming to an end, employers are seeking to attract their staff back to the workplace. Johan Hodgson from Ambius Australia says that the Green Building Council of Australia’s Green Star rating tool, provides a useful selling point for interior plantscapers seeking to communicate the benefits of indoor plants to developers, architects and other businesses.… Continue reading
By Sandra Godwin
Two TurfBreed varieties are being tested to see which is most suitable for use in sections of green track in the Parramatta Light Rail project.
The landscaped green track, a first for New South Wales (NSW), is expected to become a key attraction in three places: the Cumberland Hospital heritage precinct, Robin Thomas Reserve and Tramway Avenue.… Continue reading
By Dr. Megan Hirst and Georgia Warren
Botany Bootcamp helps put some spring in the step to give plant blindness the boot, and the mind and body a boost as participants power walk between the lush living plant collections at Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria.… Continue reading
By John Bentley
The Melton Botanic Garden (MBG) has been booming and blooming thanks to a large team of volunteers from the Friends of the Melton Botanic Garden (FMBG), who are responsible for developing and maintaining the gardens with some support from Council.… Continue reading
Occasionally you may read a story where the author really captures your imagination allowing you to create a vision in your mind of a beautiful landscape or what something looks like, but how many businesses have such a person who can write content so well?… Continue reading
By John Fitzsimmons
Driven by rising acknowledgement and regard for indigenous knowledge, environmental concerns, and the ever-present search for new taste sensations and culinary experiences, broad interest in ‘bush tucker’ has never been higher. What’s interesting is many edible indigenous or wild plants have been right under our noses all along.… Continue reading
By Bruce Thompson
I remember reading Tim Low’s book “Wild Food Plants of Australia” as though gaining entry to a secret society of horticulturists. In those pages, my name was invisibly written, granted entry to that forbidden library of arcane knowledge where edible Aussie plants and fruits were celebrated again after languishing unnoticed for decades, despite the tens of thousands of years they provided sustenance to First Nations people.… Continue reading
By Dr Tonia Cochran
The Inala Jurassic Garden is a privately-owned botanic garden located on South Bruny Island, south-eastern Tasmania. Its relatively remote location, on an ‘island off an island off an island’, is rather a fitting place for a garden which features living plant families whose ancestors thrived on the ancient Gondwana supercontinent before it split to form today’s southern land masses – quite the Jurassic Park, with its plant equivalent of dinosaurs that are still with us today.… Continue reading