About Plant Selector +

The Plant Selector + is a website designed to help choose the right plants for the right places in South Australia. Plants include Australian native and exotic species. They are carefully screened to suit the soils and other conditions of the areas for which they are recommended. Plant selections are linked with both soil and landscape types.

This project has been assisted by the Local Government Research & Development Scheme and SA Water. Guidance and expertise has been contributed by: TREENET; State Flora plant nursery at Belair; Nursery & Garden Industry of South Australia; SA Water; local government representatives; independent landscape architects and designers; Botanic Gardens of South Australia horticultural staff; and Friends of the Botanic Gardens of South Australia.

For more information and guidelines for most effective use of this database view the Plant Selector + User Guide.

What is Green Infrastructure?

Green Infrastructure describes the network of green spaces and water systems that deliver multiple environmental, economic and social values and benefits to urban settlements.

Green Infrastructure includes parks and reserves, backyards and gardens, waterways and wetlands, streets and transport corridors, pathways and greenways, squares and plazas, roof gardens and living walls, sports fields and cemeteries.

The Green Infrastructure Project has developed an Evidence Base for Green Infrastructure in South Australia. This report presents compelling evidence for incorporating nature into urban environments, and includes a wide-ranging literature review from around the world.

The Green Infrastructure Project

The Green Infrastructure Project at the Botanic Gardens of South Australia works with government, industry and community towards the achievement of our vision:  South Australians living in healthy, resilient and beautiful landscapes that sustain and connect people with plants and places.

Outstanding benefits of Green Infrastructure are improved community health, liveability of towns and cities, cooling of urban environments especially in the face of a warming climate, economic prosperity, water management, and flora and fauna habitat.

Project partners include: Renewal SA; Adelaide & Mt Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board; Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure; and the Botanic Gardens of South Australia.