The Get Sunflowered project transforms redundant spaces in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley through a series of community events that include cleaning, planting, weeding, watering and eventually a harvesting party with local live music, food and entertainment. This project activates underused spaces while cultivating community conviviality. It is commended by the jury for taking such a novel approach in a regional centre where population and economic shifts have resulted in an abundance of disused spaces. The activation of these spaces brought about by the spectacular blanket of sunflowers assists in providing positive visions of the future.
For more coverage of Get Sunflowered, see David Bullpit’s review from Landscape Architecture Australia 148.
Project partners and consultants
Traralgon Neighbourhood House, Nuseed Australia, Copsley Ornamentals, Valley Pumps & Irrigation Systems, Gary Lee Sprinklers Gippsland, Regional Development Victoria, Gippsland Water, Outdoor Cameras Australia, ACES Engineering Supplies, AGL, Latrobe Vall
- Site details
Category Landscape / urban design
Type Culture / arts, Outdoor / gardens
- Project Details
Community of Latrobe City and Latrobe City Council
Published online: 27 Oct 2016
Words: National Landscape Architecture Awards Jury 2016
Images: Craig Douglas
Landscape Architecture Australia, November 2016