Posted by LNA Master Landscapers Association
on 11 May 2016
This month The Daily Telegraph newspaper published an article entitled 'Peregrine falcons, frogs and bees move into Sydney's Central Park in Unprecedented Natural Growth'. The article is a feature on some of the promising biodiversity effects being experienced at Australia's award winning Central Park building in Sydney's Broadway. The main highlight of this exciting development is the inclusion of the world's largest green vertical wall.
Central Park is truly an iconic, ground-breaking environmental achievement and places Australian landscapers at the forefront of green infrastructure advances. The green vertical wall is comprised of 50% native and 50% exotic species of plants and has a staggering range of approximately 300 different varieties. A team of gardeners are employed full time to maintain the garden and recycled water is used to feed the extensive hydroponic facility.
As a result of a warmer and drier than average autumn, Central Park has been seeing unusual levels of growth in the number and range of insects inhabiting the garden, particularly bees and wasps, that are attracted to the largest source of flowers in the city at this time. Two peregrine falcons have also taken up residence, together with a population of green frogs. This is a great example of some of the environmental advantages of growing Australia's green infrastructure and it leads us to wonder how spectacular the results could be if these are some of the benefits that can be achieved as the result of only one project!
To read the Daily Telegraph article in full click here.