After extensive renovations to garden beds and the fitting of irrigation, the Dry River Bed section of the Australian Garden has now been replanted with new plants, following a design by Landscape Architect, Andrew Laidlaw.
The Cranbourne Friends were delighted to contribute to this important project, by funding the irrigation equipment and supplying the new plants; the Friends in the Gardens (FIGs) group and other Friends volunteers helped to get these plants in the ground in late November 2023, before the hot weather arrived.
4000 plants, some of which were lovingly grown in the Gardens’ nursery, were planted by staff and volunteers at short notice. A further array of plants will be added to this section in autumn 2024. The new design will allow visitors to clearly see the signature Red Sand Garden from the side, while walking in the Dry River Bed.