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50 Shades of Green: Garden design with Rainforest Species

  • Sunday, April 08, 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Conference Room, Hinterland Business Centre, Maleny
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We are very pleased to announce a garden design workshop on Sunday the 8th of April with well-known Queensland landscape architect Lawrie Smith AM

Rainforest is far more than just a sea of green foliage!  Although resplendent in 'Fifty Shades of Green' the forest pales into insignificance in comparison with the vibrant primary colours of new foliage, spectacular flowers and enticing fruits.  The diversity and versatility of rainforest species offers an extensive palette of plants to use as unique and dramatic horticultural subjects in landscape and garden design.

Creating your own lifestyle environment in Maleny is an ambition that most of us share - but we never really know just how to do it!  The key is 'Design with Nature' - the philosophy that landscape architect Lawrie Smith AM has followed throughout his career spanning almost 50 years.  You may have enjoyed some of his landscape without realising it - he was responsible for the entire external environment of World Expo 88, everything outside the pavilions; similarly Roma Street Parkland in central Brisbane is his design; the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens is being created from his master plan, as are more than 20 other Botanic Gardens.  So he has been there!  Done that!

This Workshop will be presented in simple everyday layman's language, accompanied by photo images to provide some inspirational ideas.  During the day, Lawrie will guide you through the planning and design process as you analyse and understand the opportunities and constraints presented by your site, and then you will use this in a hands on session to do the basic design for a chosen section of your own garden.  From this you will define the specific functional and design requirements for the plant material needed in your garden and Lawrie will guide you through the selection process to allow you to identify the most suitable species.

Whether you live in town or on a large rural site, the design principles you learn at the workshop will help you to create an Australian inspired garden of any scale that has the appropriate 'sense of place' that will forever belong to Maleny - Design with Nature defined by Fifty Shades of Green.                                                                                                                                                                                            Lawrie Smith AM

         A precise of the workshop may be found here

Morning Tea and Lunch included

                              Registrations are required                                  

You may register online or by phoning the Barung office on 5494 3151

This workshop is supported by the Burnett Mary Regional Group, through funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Programme.

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