to this (September 2010) takes a lot of sweat and hard work. I'm thinking especially of the guys who were working on site in rain, wind and sunshine, doing the physical labour - they deserve a big thank you and have left a lasting legacy in the Park .
Urban Landscape Solutions have been responsible for the landscape installation in the Green Point Park, including the Biodiversity Garden. It was a challenging project involving special soils, over 300 plant species, different kinds of mulches and the installation of various artworks, and they did well.
For the first 6 months Sean was the supervisor on site, seen here one misty morning, planting the pond edge. His team did most of the site preparation - the levelling, shaping, topsoil installation, trenching for irrigation lines, digging of compost. The civils work (paths, lake, shade dome) was only completed in May 2010, so we ended up doing most of the planting in July and August.
Here is Tim - current leader of the team and champion do'er. Since the day he joined, the project flowed and things got done. Thanks to his leadership, drive and attention to detail, everything was planted and shipshape for the official launch on 10 September.
The Landscape BOQ indicates that we planted over 1250 trees (in 10 kg bags or larger) and 25 000 shrubs, bulbs and groundcovers. We planted in sections: first the wetland, then all thicket areas, and last the various display beds. In total about 5800 m2 of planting. For each display I packed out and positioned the plants, and then the guys planted.
Prins. He did a lot of the fiddly specialist work and now he's now doing the maintenance. Fantastic guy - I think of him as the Garden's main man.