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Garden for Life officially opens at Sale Botanic Gardens

Issued: 
March 2, 2020

Wellington Shire Council is thrilled to announce the official opening of the Garden for Life at the Sale Botanic Gardens on Monday 2 March, 2020.

The Garden for Life showcases the myriad of ways plants support life and how we interact and use them.

Plants don’t only clean the water we drink and the air that we breathe, but they are also fundamental for life – providing shelter, food, fabric, medicine and building materials.

Plants also support a range of birds, animals, insects and fungi.

Water also plays a major role in the garden design, with a zero depth water play space incorporating water jets where children can play and appreciate the link water has with plants.

Wellington Shire Council Mayor Alan Hall said the Garden for Life was a brilliant addition to the already outstanding Sale Botanic Gardens.

“The Garden for Life is an exciting contemporary addition to the Sale Botanic Gardens which was already acknowledged as the preeminent public gardens in Gippsland,” he said.

“The garden has already been explored and well-used by locals and visitors, with children especially enjoying the water play space on warm days.

“Council appreciates the support of the John Leslie Foundation that has assisted with this project by providing $200,000 and also the Latrobe Valley Authority which has once again supported a Wellington project to the tune of $130,000.

“It is these valuable community collaborations that enable Council to provide such wonderful facilities for Wellington residents and visitors.”

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