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Waterfront: Copy Cactus – Nature-inspired water-efficient design

Spines, kooky shapes, night flowers – cacti have come up with all sorts of solutions for conserving water and thriving in arid environments. Imagine if we could turn some of these solutions into sustainable designs!

The practice of copying nature in design is called biomimicry, so round up your family and join our learning facilitators for a stroll through the Arid Garden and Guilfoyle’s Volcano. You’ll hear about some amazing biomimicry adaptations (the practice of copying nature in design) and brainstorm your own cacti-inspired water conservation designs.

A guided walk and workshop suitable for family audiences (children aged 6+).

Photos: courtesy Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

Learn about biomimicry adaptations and brainstorm your own cacti-inspired water conservation designs.

This event is co-presented by Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria. Waterfront is proudly presented by Centre for Architecture Victoria | Open House Melbourne, in partnership with Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and East Gippsland Shire Council.  Waterfront is part of Melbourne Design Week 2021, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV. 

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Time & Date

Saturday 27 March 2021
10.30am – 11.30am


Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne Gardens

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