Our very own Parks and Gardens Apprentice, Kerry-Ann Haffern, features on the latest episode of The Front Garden podcast, discussing finding her passion for our industry after a change from her career in hospitality to horticulture during the COVID-19 lockdown last year. We are proud to be part of your journey Kerry-Anne and look forward to your successful and long term career with SG! To hear the full story please click in the link below;
Super Gardens are proud to partner with LaTrobe University to maintain the grounds at both the Bundoora and regional campus’ for staff and students to enjoy. Last week we welcomed Josh to the team in Bendigo and wished Jess well as she transitions back to a role with SG in Melbourne in a few weeks!
The 10,000 trees project, a critical plank to the sustainability program being undertaken across EF, is being managed by award winning landscaping company Super Gardens.
Super Gardens have been providing grounds maintenance and landscape upgrades to Essendon Fields since 2002, helping create and maintain a multi-award-winning landscaped precinct. In fact in 2018 Super Gardens won Victoria’s best commercial landscaping award for their work.
Adam Strathairn, General Manager – Aviation Services at Super Gardens, believes Essendon Fields has become the perfect example of how best to manage a fast-growing business precinct and create an environment which is attractive to employees, tenants and visitors through investing in the surrounding landscape.
“Super Gardens aims to continue to deliver the highest standards of garden and turf maintenance at Essendon Fields that creates a long-term sustainable landscape, while also initiating new green spaces for all employees and tenants now and into the future,’’ Adam Strathairn said.
With the help of Super Gardens, Essendon Fields also harvests rainwater from the rooves of aircraft hangars, redistributing to an on-site tree farm and around the precinct. With over 1 million litres of rainwater storage currently in place, and the planting of drought tolerant and low maintenance landscaping, efficient and sustainable water use is also a focus.
“We pride ourselves on continually innovating and providing best practice maintenance. For example, we conducted a recent trial of autonomous mowers, which we believe can be part of the future. Ultimately, Super Gardens aims to continue growing the vision from the owners of Essendon Fields to have the best presented business park in Australia,’’ he said.
Super Gardens is also an important tenant at Essendon Fields in its own right – using it as a base for 60 of the company’s 200 employees who manage landscaping projects across the entire north-west region of Melbourne. The team are also particularly looking forward to the upcoming 100 year anniversary of Essendon Airport because it acknowledges a rich history and an exciting future.
“We have a very strong relationship with Essendon Fields dating back to 2002. We understand the Essendon Fields environment and we’re excited to know we’ll continue to improve its high quality, sustainable and award-winning landscape. Our commitment to technology and innovation will provide the impetus to carry these standards into the future,’’ said Adam Strathairn.
Marketing Executive – Essendon Fields
For more information about the commitment to sustainability at Essendon Fields please visit: https://ef.com.au/about-us/sustainability/
Congratulations to our own CEO, Andrew Grasby who graciously accepted the nomination of President to the Landscape Victoria Master Landscapers Association at the LVML October, AGM.
We look forward to continuing our collaboration with, and contribution to, this amazing industry.