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“Landscapes are culture before they are nature, constructs of the imagination projected onto wood and water and rock.”

Simon Schama, Landscape and Memory
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fallen burned trees leave ghosts of ash

Nectar Grove will be a large scale land-art installation produced on a bushland property west of the Blue Mountains in NSW that was devastated by the recent bushfires. We will plant a 60m diameter circular grove that attracts native birds and bees. The concentric circles will be planted with tall native trees on the outside edge and progressively smaller shrubs and bushes, creating a bowl of nectar that will nurture bees and honey eaters. Each circle will contain plants producing different flowers creating bands of changing colour. Viewers will enter the garden to spend peaceful, contemplative time in the circular space at the centre of the artwork planted with native grasses. This project is about regeneration, resilience and a creative vision for the future.

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