26 September 2023

Booklet sows seed for home garden design

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The Suburban Land Agency is aiming to inspire Canberra’s gardeners with the release of its Climate Wise Garden Designs booklet.

The Agency said it had worked with local landscape architect and founder of The Climate Factory, Edwina Robinson to design beautiful gardens that residents could use as inspiration for their own homes.

“Canberra’s climate is challenging when it comes to gardening, with cold, frosty winters and hot, dry summers,” the Agency said.

“And with climate change increasing these extremes, it’s more important than ever to choose plant species that will survive and thrive into the future,” it said.

“A climate wise garden takes into account the local conditions – including sun direction, wind direction, soil type, local climate and availability of water – to select plants that will thrive all year round.”

The Agency said the Booklet included lists of recommended plant species; advice on how to create a healthy garden; tips on how to get started with designing a dream garden; as well as hand-drawn garden designs.

It said the garden designs centred on three themes: The Climate Wise Garden; the Low Maintenance Garden; and the Edible Garden.

“For each of the themes, there is a design for a front and backyard, as well as a courtyard,” it said.

“You can pick and choose what you like from each of the designs to create the perfect garden for your home.”

The Agency said people should choose a Climate Wise Garden if they were looking for a garden that would do well in all four seasons and be more comfortable in extreme temperatures; a Low Maintenance Garden if they wanted a simple garden that did not require much care; or an Edible Garden if they wanted to grow fresh produce all year round.

It said people could access the Booklet by signing up to its Thriving Communities newsletter.

Further information on the Agency’s Booklet can be accessed at this PS News link.

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