Bendigo Botanic Gardens – Garden for the Future

TCL (Taylor Cullity Lethlean) and Paul Thompson with Peter Elliott Architecture

The Garden for the Future is a 3 hectare contemporary extension of the Bendigo Botanic Gardens. It contains more than 30,000 climate-resilient plants and provides a space for outdoor events, informal recreation, picnics, educational programs and horticultural research. The design of the Garden for the Future draws upon the cultural clues of the site – the historical farming of land by the Indigenous populations, the deep historical geological patterns, the ‘puddling’ during the gold rush era and the market gardens that followed – to create a framework within which to host the gardens.