Innovative Let it Bee project continues to buzz with AILA nomination

Innovative Let it Bee project continues to buzz with AILA nomination

Wednesday, 18 October 2023

Penrith City Council’s innovative Let it Bee wildflower meadow has once again received recognition from the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), earning a nomination for the National Landscape Architecture Award.

The project was recognised by AILA NSW earlier in the year in the ‘small projects’ category and continues to create a buzz.

The temporary wildflower meadow garden located in Cranebrook, south of Grey Gums Oval along the Great West Walk, was the first of its kind and resembled a bee from above, with a host of native and exotic wildflowers suited to Penrith’s climate helping create its pattern and shape.

Penrith Mayor Todd Carney said it was an honour for the Let it Bee project to receive yet another accolade from AILA after being recognised by the organisation earlier in the year.

“The Let it Bee temporary wildflower garden is an exciting project that we’re thrilled to see continue to be recognised for its innovation,” Cr Carney said.

“While the garden was temporary and its flowers have since been cultivated back into the ground to improve the soil quality, its creation has allowed us to plant more trees in the area, leading to a cooler City for future generations.

“The garden was a unique way to help mitigate heat during the hotter months, while also providing the community with a beautiful installation to enjoy and visit,” he said.

The Let it Bee wildflower garden was proudly funded by the NSW Government.

About the AILA Landscape Architecture Awards Program
The AILA Landscape Architecture Awards program provides a key vehicle for the promotion of the achievements and work of landscape architects in Australia.
National winners will be announced tonight in Adelaide.

Information contained within this news release was correct as at Wednesday, 18 October 2023.