Woody Meadow

Naturalistic plantings of Australian shrubs to improve the appearance and function of low maintenance landscapes

Typical low maintenance plantings have low diversity, visual appeal and function. To improve the quality of low input landscapes and make our cities more liveable we have designed Woody Meadows as a novel low-cost and resilient alternative.

Woody Meadows are diverse shrub plantings maintained by coppicing (hard-pruning to 10-20 cm) to promote flowering and create dense canopies to exclude weeds.

With our research partners we are installing Woody Meadows across cities in railway sidings, roadsides and parks to test and demonstrate their success.

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