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Apprentice Kerry-Anne Haffern on The Front Garden Podcast

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;

https://www.buzzsprout.com/1403518/8812214

 

LaTrobe University Team

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!

Essendon Fields nears its goal of 10,000 new trees!!

Essendon Fields is on track to reach its ambitious plan of planting 10,000 new trees by the time of the much-anticipated centenary celebrations in August.

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.

Jessica Knight
Marketing Executive  – Essendon Fields

For more information about the commitment to sustainability at Essendon Fields please visit: https://ef.com.au/about-us/sustainability/

 

Commendations from Rowan Foster – Department of Veteran’s Affairs….

As we hopefully come to the end of the hard COVID-19 lockdown, I would like to take the opportunity to thank Super Gardens for their commitment to service during what has been an extremely challenging period, in particular the team maintaining the war graves at Springvale War Cemetery and Victorian Garden of Remembrance.
Simon and Zane have demonstrated tremendous dedication, quietly going about their business with a can-do attitude while maintaining the highest possible standard of service delivery. Simon’s innovative and creative approach to his duties is to be commended and attributed to an improvement in the Site’s presentation, surpassing the requirements of the contract. The success of this team is a credit to the evident leadership and support provided by Mark.
The OAWG is committed to recognising and commemorating veterans in a dignified, solemn and respectful manner. Thank you for your support to meet this objective to the highest possible standard at the Springvale War Cemetery and Victorian Garden of Remembrance.
Thank you Rowan for your acknowledgement of the efforts of Mark Teeuw, Zane Crimmins and Simon Herdina. We look forward to continuing our partnership with the DVA.

Landscape Victoria Master Landscapers have a new President…..

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.

Three Cheers to….

Dean Jamieson – General Manager Grounds Services – for clocking up 15 years with us. For your dedication, spirit, and willingness to always go the extra mile. Thank you.
 
Maya Mendonca – Financial Controller – for your 5 years of professionalism, dedication, endurance and contagious giggles. Thank you.
 
We look forward to sharing the journey with you!
The Team at Super Gardens

Collaboration with Terrain Group

“Congratulations Super Gardens – an impressive site and outstanding result. A stunning setting achieved with these architectural pieces from The Italian Lab collection. It’s been an absolute pleasure to work with you”
Jayne Selby Project Manager – Terrain Group
Thank you Jayne Selby (Project Manager – Terrain Group) for your kind words.   Likewise, it was wonderful working with the Terrain Group. We look forward to many more collaborations.

Time to celebrate our own again!

We are proud to have supported Agness Iang and Steven Za Hu who have officially completed their Certificate III in Business Administration Traineeships through Murray Mallee Training Co. They will both continue to support our operations administrators and teams.
 
We wish you both all the best and look forward to sharing your journey with us!
“Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work.” – William Arthur Ward