Habitat I is one of many images from a collaborative ‘Habitat: A collection of artworks and stories of Pine Rivers Gardens’ project focusing on residential gardens of Moreton Bay (know as Pine Rivers). This is a biochrome image created by combining plants from several gardens of the region, while other works focus on one specific garden each.
Gardens play a very important part in many people’s lives. A garden can stimulate peace and tranquillity; provide fruit and vegetables seasonally; be a place for family gatherings; foster fitness and recreational activity; encourage a connection to nature, whilst prompting a sense of pride and achievement in the owner. Residential gardens are also an essential resource for flora and fauna habitats, assisting in the maintenance of biodiversity within the region.