The City of Perth sprang to life during the 2021 Perth Garden and Outdoor Living Festival, officially opened by Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas.
Plants proudly supplied by Benara Nurseries decorated the entryway, in conjunction with Decking Perth, creating a welcoming space for people of all ages from across Western Australia. Standouts included Anigozanthos Bush Gems, Kings Park Grevilleas, Plectranthus Velvet Lady (PBR), Avocado Fuerte, Radermachera Jade Jewel and Dichondra Silver Falls.
A special set up nestled in the middle also showcased the exclusive Zamioculcas Raven (PBR), a hardy and highly-sought after houseplant whose luxurious black leaves remind you of the bird from which it gets its name.
From the entryway, attendees were then greeted with a colossal ‘PERTH’ sign – the brainchild of Corporate Sports Australia and Mardie + Co. Each of the huge letters became a living wall, decorated with more Anigozanthos Bush Gems as well as Conostylis Candicans and Westringia Low Horizon.
Across the grounds of Langley Park, Festival-goers explored several show gardens and exhibition spaces. The LIAWA garden included plants supplied by Benara Nurseries, such as Liriope Evergreen Giant, Lomandra Tanika (PBR), and Eremophila Blue Horizon (PBR). MJD Landscaping’s garden – which won Best in Show – also featured plants by Benara, such as Trachelospermum Jasminoides, Acacia Cognata Limelight (PBR) and Acacia howittii Honey Bun. Further, Sabrina Hahn’s display was dotted with the petite flowers of Calibrachoa Superbells Double Love Swept.
In addition to exploring the Festival, punters could purchase tickets to additional events taking place within the grounds, including a High Tea, Gin Masterclass and Gardens by Night. Once again, Benara plants graced these spaces. Plants in the High Tea area included Euphorbia Dwarf Dark Pink and Mandevilla Pretty Rose Pink (PBR).
We also helped to create atmosphere in the Gin Masterclass with Howea Fosteriana, Ficus Burgundy and Epipremnum Devil’s Ivy. In addition, an outdoor bar area was furnished with Pyrus Call. Winter Glow, Olea Nevadillo Blanco and Aloe Fairy Pink (PBR).
Stay tuned for more spectacular greenlife displays by Benara Nurseries at the 2022 Perth Garden and Outdoor Living Festival!