Great public planting design changes the urban experience for city dwellers for the better.
Giving all people access to potentially transformative nature experiences within cities. Access to nature should not be a luxury accessible only to those who can hire great landscape designers and landscape architects to design private gardens.
Whether we know it or not great planting and landscape design change how we interact with the city. New York’s central park and Vancouver’s Stanly Park are simple examples. When you see a great example of integrating great public planting design around the world it is inspiring.
It should be made available to everyone through the design of public space. Thankfully there is a movement of great public projects globally as councils engage plant people, landscape architects, and landscape designers to design great public spaces for everyone.
While at a grassroots level community groups drive public engagement with plants. Converting nature stips into beautiful pollinator corridors in Australia and around the world. This is helping local councils to take stock of the outdated regulations surrounding nature strips. Hopefully, when we see what can be possible we can move away from the lifeless and drab public planting of the past!