Sustainable Landscapes Project
Looking after the future
The Sustainable Landscapes Project promotes sustainable design of the South Australian urban landscape, for example its public and private parks and gardens. It does this through working closely with many sectors of the South Australia community and the demonstration of eight guiding principles:
- design to suit local environmental conditions
- use of low water use plants
- use of non-weedy plants
- water conservation measures
- habitat creation
- minimal chemical use
- low energy consumption
- use of local and sustainable products.
A sustainable landscape is a healthy and resilient landscape that will endure over the long term and without the need for a high input of resources. The natural functions and processes of the landscape are able to maintain themselves into the future.
Current project partners include:
- Botanic Gardens of Adelaide
- Land Management Corporation
- Adelaide & Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board
- SA Water.
The Street Tree Story Awards
Winners of the inaugural Street Tree Story Awards have been announced.
The awards were developed to raise awareness of the value and benefits of having neighbourhood trees. Entrants were asked to tell us about a street tree they really liked and to explain what made it special.
Read about the winning entries.
Sustainable Landscapes poster set for children
Four full colour A1 posters designed for schools, libraries and community centres are available from the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide for $5.00 per set of four. Call (+61 8) 8222 9311 to order. Preview them here:
For more information, contact us.