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, 26 May 2022), 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.
This workshop will be held in the Lecture Theatre of the Goodman Building at Adelaide Botanic Garden. It is the three story red brick building on Hackney Road, north of the Wine Centre. Ticketed parking is available outside the Wine Centre and Goodman Building. Alternatively, you can get to Adelaide Botanic Garden by public transport. Please wear sturdy shoes for walking .
What to bring:
• A willingness to have some fun and learn at the same time
• A3 unlined sketchpad or notebook
• Coloured and HB or B pencils
• Black Pen
• Sturdy shoes for walking
We look forward to seeing you there!
The safety and wellbeing of our visitors, volunteers and staff remains our highest priority and, in preparation to welcoming our programs, 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), COVID check-in and wearing of masks
For more information and updates on the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please see LATEST NEWS.
Workshop Cancellation Policy
The Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium of South Australia reserves the right to alter any of the workshop arrangements as required.
If the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium of South Australia cancels a workshop due to unforeseen circumstances, participants will be notified by email and any fees paid will be fully refunded. Please allow up to three weeks for the refund to be processed.
Cancellation for a workshop by the participant must be in writing, containing the title and date of the workshop and registrants name and emailed to [email protected]
The participant can send a substitute attendee providing the Gardens is advised of the name and contact details of the substitute attendee before the event start date.
No fee will be charged for cancellations received up to 10 working days before the events start date, and any fees paid will be fully refunded. Please allow up to three weeks for the refund to be processed.
Cancellations received less than 10 working days before the event start date will incur a cancellation fee of 25% of the total event fee.
Less than one working days notice or non-attendance on the day, without prior notification as outlined above, will attract the full event fee.
If you have any questions please contact the Botanic Gardens on 08 8222 9343.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Adelaide Botanic Garden, The Goodman Building, Adelaide, Australia
AUD 0.00 to AUD 180.00