HABITAT at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show
Posted in Models by Ferne Edwards on March 23rd, 2009
Australian sustainable landscaping design guru Philip Johnson, of Phillip Johnson Sustainable Landscape Systems (formerly Greenmark Landscapes), will present the largest and most ambitious installation ever featured at the 13th annual Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show (MIFGS) from April 1 â€“ 5.
HABITAT is a spellbinding billabong oasis which celebrates our countrys enviable natural beauty, showcasing the true possibilities in sustainable landscape design.
An ode to water conservation, capture, storage and efficient use, the 600 square meter slice of paradise is like nothing ever seen before. With its Upper and Lower Billabong, hot shower, orchard, vegetable garden (complete with chooks) and stunning recycled timer Sunset Viewing Platform, HABITAT is an aesthetically breathtaking demonstration of landscape design principles for the 21st century.
Representing a long list of â€œfirstsâ€ for MIFGS, HABITAT is the first ever installation to include live animals; its the first installation to include billabongs; the first site to run off grid â€“ the entire site is powered from a 27 metre wide solar wall (adorned by a spectacular vertical garden); and the first to feature a fire prevention system.