Greenworld – Spring 2016
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Therapeutic horticulture conference set for October
Toni Salter, President, Cultivate NSW, the
Horticultural Therapy Society of NSW,
has announced the keynote speakers for
the upcoming Therapeutic Landscapes
Conference in NSW. With the theme of
‘Making Connections − Plants and People’, the
conference is bringing together a broad range of
experts, said Toni.
“Anna Baker Cresswell from HighGround
UK will show how gardening has been used as
therapy for people in the military in the UK,”
she said. “We are also pleased that Dr Theresa
Scott from the University of Queensland is
speaking on the health benefits of gardens for
Other speakers will be presenting local
projects, including landscape design for
children, supporting Sydney's homeless through
the Streetgrowth Program, gardening for
dementia, productive gardens in rehabilitation
and mental health centres, and tips to make
gardening accessible to all.
The conference is relevant to professionals,
students and volunteers working in
horticulture, health and community
gardens who are keen to discuss the future
of therapeutic horticulture in Australia and
accredited career pathways. It will lead and
inform delegates on how gardens and natural
settings contribute and impact on the wellness
of individuals, groups and client populations.
The one-day conference runs on Friday
October 14, 2016 from 8:30am to 4:30pm at
TAFE NSW SWSi Horticulture, Raine Road,
for a full
program and registration.
Green wall meets library
A lush green wall has been installed in the new
Woollahra Library in Sydney, which opened in
May. The planting was created and installed by
vertical garden installation experts Vertikal. The
plants include a mix of ferns and subtropical
species. In addition to the green wall, devil’s ivy
cascades down through the atrium staircase
from the second and third floors.
Vertikal started growing the devil’s ivy
six months ahead of the installation, and
the green wall plants three months ahead
to ensure they were well established for
maximum impact for the opening. The
plants were grown at several nurseries in
South East Queensland.
Installation was done in a few days as the
plants are mounted on a feature wall panel,
which was retro-fitted. The wall is made
up of a number of individual pods (pots)
and each one is individually drip fed via an
automated irrigation system.
Staff says the feedback about the green
installation has been sensational and
membership has increased.
“When we designed the library we wanted
to create a space that people wanted to come
to,” said Vicki Munro, Manager, Library and
Information Services, Woollahra Council.
“Bringing the garden inside our library has
helped us create an environment that is
engaging, fun and full of life, which is great
for our members and staff.
“Our book-return slot is also set into
the green wall so our library members
love returning their books,” she added.
“There is something magical about
posting your returned books into a green
wall of plants.”
Vicki believes this is the future of libraries
in Australia and can’t image the library
now without these natural elements. She
urges anyone to visit the library in Double
Bay in Sydney or drop in via the website atwww.woollahra.nsw.gov.au/library.
For more on hanging basket plants and
greenery see page 18.
The spotlight will be on the therapeutic benefits of gardening at a
conference in October.
The green and leafy interior of the newWoollahra Library at Double Bay in Sydney.