About this Event
No matter how small your living space is, it is a fundamental requirement of wellbeing to connect with nature’s green spaces and living things.
But with developers creating smaller blocks of land, and more subdivision and infill, we need to think more creatively about how to connect with nature and plants in small spaces at home and work.
Roof top gardens and green walls are creative ways to utilise the space you have to create a beautiful and functional garden.
In this one-day workshop, (held on Thursday, 21 October 2021), you will learn various approaches to combat the challenge of growing a roof-top garden or green wall with South Australia’s high evaporation rates and low humidity.
You will look at systems, plants and substrates that maximise success and limit water usage.
You will also learn how to incorporate a habitat for local flora and fauna in your design that will provide a necessary refuge to a range of native plant and animal species, especially those which are threatened.
Learn to assess and adapt your built environment and associated garden spaces, irrespective of the size and purpose of the space.
- Consider structural issues to accommodate rooftops and green-walls
- Explore the challenges of weight, water, drainage and access
- Consider the interface between your building and garden
- Explore how plants can influence your home energy footprint
- Discover how plants can enhance your wellbeing in small spaces such as rooftops, green walls, balconies, and tight narrow spaces
Gain new ideas and a blueprint to make the best of what you already have. Invite your neighbours and explore the possibilities!
Collaborative delivery approach
The Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium of South Australia is proud to deliver a suite of courses in collaboration with Ink Landscape Design.
Ink Landscape Design are a passionate team of award-winning professionals with unique and transdisciplinary expertise. With experience in landscape architecture, design, education, community engagement and the arts, Ink Landscape Design works with a soft ecological footprint, offering long term solutions with minimal impact on resources and maximum benefit for all. Find out about this series of collaborative workshops at botanicgardens.sa.gov.au.
Presenter: Pam Gurner-Hall
Pam is a renowned plants woman having won many awards for her landscape designs. She has been delighting her clients over a long career with detailed planting plans that evolve and adapt, continuing to inspire as they age gracefully.
Pam has been an educator in horticulture and allied areas of design for 30 years. She is a well-known radio broadcaster in Adelaide, a business woman and entrepreneur.
Photo: This photograph was taken at The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney in The Calyx.
The safety and wellbeing of our visitors, volunteers and staff remains our highest priority and, in preparation to welcoming our programmes, we are implementing new COVID-19 compliant protocols to offer an enjoyable experience for all participants while minimising the risk of COVID-19. Measures include:
• Participants must not attend if they are unwell and/ or exhibit any COVID-19 symptoms.
• Group sizes have been kept small to ensure physical distancing can be adhered to while not impacting on the quality of the learning experience
• Participants and staff must practice good hygiene before, during and after sessions
• Extra cleaning regimes will be in place before, during and after each session
• Participants must maintain physical distance (1.5m)
For more information and updates on the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please see LATEST NEWS.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Adelaide Botanic Garden, The Goodman Building, Adelaide, Australia
AUD 0.00 to AUD 180.00