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Actsmart – Heating and Cooling Effects of Garden Design

7 March 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Canberra Environment Centre
Cnr Lawson Crescent and Lennox Crossing Acton
ACT 2601
1300 141 777

Did you know that a cleverly designed garden can help keep your home cool in summer and warm in winter? In this free workshop Actsmart’s Ren Webb will explain how to create a garden that’s a place to relax, a place to grow produce and encourage biodiversity, and a place that helps keep your home comfortable in every season.

Topics covered include:

  • The Canberra climate
  • The creation of microclimates
  • The sun’s path in summer and winter
  • What shading can contribute to cooling in summer
  • The use of deciduous plants to create shade in summer and sun in winter
  • Planting to take advantage of summer breezes and create shelter from winter winds

With thanks to our


  • ACT Government Environment and Planning
  • The Association of Independent Schools of the ACT (AISACT)
  • Catholic Education Office (Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn)
  • Education and Training Directorate
  • ACT Government