Native Vertical Gardens talk – next Wed 3rd Feb, Wetlands Centre, Shortland. 7.30pm. All welcome!
Free TALK by Mark Abel
With the trend of fitting housing into smaller areas, along with an increase in the numbers of units and townhouses, there is a subsequent shrinking of the space that people have available for their gardens. One of the recent trends that has emerged is the creation of vertical gardens or green walls. This has in part been led by the French botanist Patrick Blanc.
The talk will look at the different types of vertical gardens, and the native plants that can be successfully used in vertical gardens. Focus will be paid to two very different vertical gardens to illustrate what can be achieved.
After the talk on Vertical Gardens I will give a short presentation about the critically endangered North Rothbury Persoonia (Persoonia pauciflora) which we will visit during the may outing.