ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS, SYDNEY
Australia is both a country and a continent with a mostly hot and dry climate. This type of climate can trigger devastating wildfires.
Emphasis is then put on growing plants that will not increase this risk. Efforts are also being made to promote growing native grasses instead of conventional lawns, as they require less water. Australia is an ideal land to practice xeriscaping, which is a growing technique that uses less water.
The Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens are easily accessible with public transit. The gardens are located on the Sydney Harbor, and cover around 75 acres. They were established 200 years ago.
In view of that country's climate challenges, there’s a section in the Royal Botanic Gardens that shows how to grow and maintain an ‘ecological’ lawn.
The Palace Rose Garden displays 1,700 (as of 2013) different rose varieties. Tips are offered on how to grow them in a sustainable way.
About the leaning Cook pine below - scientists have found that this species responds to its location relative to the Equator and will tilt toward it.
|Hunter with dogs|
|Better lawn maintenance|
|Leaning Cook pine|
|Using native grasses|
|The Palace Rose Garden|
|The rose garden|
|Growing roses in a sustainable way|
|Climbing roses rows|
|'Floating' Tropical Centre Glasshouse|
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Climate change is bring special challenges to eastern Australia in terms of devastating fires. Any measures to make a garden and a landscape more fire resistant will be very helpful.