How Shrubs Are Used in Urban Landscape Design Plantings

Researchers aim to show that picturesque shrub gardens are an achievable goal. Whenever someone mentions the phrase 'shrub garden', a beautiful, neatly designed landscape is not what usually springs to mind. However, researchers at the University of Melbourne are trying to produce such a garden, which passes the eye test and lasts for years to come. One of the initial gardens set up in conjunction with the Woody Meadow venture is a plot of land in Birrarung Marr, close to Federation Square. This garden is 200 square metres in size. Melbourne University's urban horticulture director, John Rayner, said that the intention was to examine how shrubs are used in urban landscape design plantings. If this proved a success, Rayner added , this would not be confined to nice urban areas like Federation Square, but also used in many of the most derelict and ugly parts of Melbourne. "W...

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