The compelling evidence for incorporating nature into urban environments


The Green Infrastructure Project at the Botanic Gardens of South Australia has developed an Evidence Base for Green Infrastructure in South Australia. This report includes a wide-ranging literature review with an emphasis on peer-reviewed research from around the world.

What is Green Infrastructure?

Green Infrastructure describes the network of green spaces and water systems that deliver multiple environmental, economic and social values and benefits to urban settlements.

Green Infrastructure includes parks and reserves, backyards and gardens, waterways and wetlands, streets and transport corridors, pathways and greenways, squares and plazas, roof gardens and living walls, sports fields and cemeteries.

Green Infrastructure Project

The Green Infrastructure Project at the Botanic Gardens of South Australia is working together with government, industry and community towards the achievement of our vision:  South Australians living in healthy, resilient and beautiful landscapes that sustain and connect people with plants and places.

Project partners include: Renewal SA; Adelaide & Mt Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board; Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure; and the Botanic Gardens of South Australia.

Plant Selector +


The Plant Selector + is a website designed to help choose the right plants for the right places for urban communities throughout South Australia. Plants include Australian native and exotic species. They are carefully screened to suit the climates, soils and other conditions of the areas for which they are recommended. Plant selections can be made based on location, purpose, appearance and a number of other requirements. The Plant Selector + User Guide provides information about how to use Plant Selector + most effectively.