“Australian’s are surrounded by ocean and ambushed from behind by desert – a war of mystery on two fronts” Tim WintonIn a former sand quarry, a new botanic garden has been completed, one that allows visitors to follow a metaphorical journey of water through the Australian landscape.This integrated landscape seeks, through the design of themed experiences, to inspire visitors to see our plants in new ways.This comes at a time when Botanic Gardens world-wide are questioning existing research and recreational paradigms, refocussing on messages of landscape conservation and renewed interest in meaningful visitor engagement.

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