Jardins Extraordinaires

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  • Year : 2018

We all enjoy the opportunity to immerse ourselves in the beauty of a public garden; they offer a chance to escape our frenetic urban life while also teaching of the importance of plants and ecological systems.

As part of Melbourne Design Week 2018, TCL hosted a public event on the topic of botanic gardens and their relevance in a time of climate change and rapid urbanisation. The event included a screening of a new 25-minute documentary Jardins Extraordinaires, which tells the story behind the Australian Garden in Cranbourne designed by TCL and Paul Thompson, followed by two presentations on new and alternative visions for public garden design. Speakers included Professor Tim Entwisle, Director and Chief Executive of Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, and Dr Amy Hahs, Director Urban Ecology in Action & University of Melbourne.