George Pentland Botanic Gardens
Master Plan and Water Harvesting Project
|Client||Frankston City Council|
|Location||Frankston, Victoria, 3199|
|Team||Stutterheim / Anderson Landscape Architecture|
The master plan aims to refocus movement, refine the usage of key spaces, and establish material and textural cohesion through its considered materials palette, new central structures and signage strategy. The aim is to recast an identity which will enlarge the scope of this remarkable botanic gardens in Frankston, beyond its current interest in its considerable botanical collection and towards a contemporary understanding of itself: park as public destination. Concurrently, it addresses the need for a reliable water source through water mining of its forgotten subsurface stormwater infrastructure. Questionnaires and panels for public comment were produced as part of an overall package that guided community responses to Council’s vision for the Gardens.
Plan and View - lake and wetlands
Plan and View - visitor information pavillion