Andrew Laidlaw & Peter Symes

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Workshop

Andrew Laidlaw
Andrew Laidlaw

Peter Symes
Peter Symes

Andrew Laidlaw & Peter Symes, Australia

Key Learnings on Water Management for the Vitality of an Expanding City

RBG: Monday 8.30am – 10.30am ⇨ $95
RBG: Monday 3.00pm – 5.00pm ⇨ $95

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Meeting Point:  Guilfoyle’s Volcano, Royal Botanic Gardens – Gate C, Anderson Street, South Yarra

 

Bio

Andrew Laidlaw – Landscape Architect, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne.
Peter Symes – Curator of Horticulture, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne (with assistance from Punting on the Lake).

Synopsis

The Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens is linking the management of water to the cultural life of the city. The workshops will demonstrate how sustainable practices informs every decision around water management in the RBG. This includes a focus on the Garden’s fascinating water story showing how the past informs the future. You will learn about water supply, water treatment and water application and how the underlying principles of water management are a key to landscape success regardless of location or scale.

The workshops include tours of Guilfoyle’s Volcano, the Rain Garden, Fern Gully and a punt ride on the Ornamental Lake to experience water management practices in action.

Maximum class size: 22
Note: This workshop is held at the Royal Botanic Gardens