New backyard celebrates Marion’s legacy

Web site of the Marion Mahony Griffin native backyard at Grevillea Park, Barton.

THE first planting occasion for the brand new Australian native plant backyard that celebrates the continuing legacy of Marion Mahony Griffin shall be held at Grevillea Park, Barton, on February 14, the the 152nd anniversary of her delivery.

Marion Mahony Griffin

Impressed by the Landcare ACT Wellbeing by way of Nature Program and a Marion Mahony Griffin Lecture on the Nationwide Archives final 12 months, a brand new environmental volunteer group has been shaped to honour Mrs Griffin and her deep curiosity within the Australian bush.

Mahony’s watercolour views of her husband Walter’s design for Canberra, the brand new Australian capital, have been instrumental in securing first prize within the worldwide competitors for the plan of town. In 1914, the couple moved to Australia to supervise the constructing of Canberra.

Peter Graves, chair of the Canberra chapter of the Walter Burley Griffin Society mentioned: “It’s so great to see this new group forming with the intent of honouring Marion, her love of the Australian bush and its colors, and her place in Canberra.”

On the first planting occasion volunteers will study native vegetation and have interaction within the restorative advantages of communing with nature. The brand new group has been shaped with help from the Canberra Interfaith Discussion board, the Walter Burley Griffin Society, and Landcare ACT’s Wellbeing by way of Nature program.

On the Surroundings, Meditation and Therapeutic Backyard, Grevillea Park, 5 Menindee Drive, Barton, 4pm-6pm, February 14. Anybody can register right here.