Wild Garen Design by using local plants to create ecological landscapes

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Wild Garen Design by using local plants to create ecological landscapes

Spotlight Story2024.05.03
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William Robinson (1838-1935), while studying native British plants, realized, "There was much beauty in our native flowers and trees, which should be taught to every child at school." Then, a new kind of gardening aesthetics, known as wild gardening, was established. Wild gardening mimics natural plant communities by using local plants to create ecological landscapes, incorporating green design, environmental protection, and energy-saving principles. Establishing a small urban green area with native plants would provide various ecological values.

In this approximately 5.3 square meters Zhubei Winbond wild garden, 21 species of native plants found in the natural environment of Taiwan are chosen. By using these species, it breaks away from traditional gardening aesthetics, which means plants are no longer evergreen and uniform but exhibit more pronounced seasonal changes. When spring arrives, grasses and flowers quietly sprout, turning into lush greenery by summer. However, Lycoris radiata and Lycoris aurea are different; they start to shed their leaves. When all the leaves have fallen, the flower blooms, and autumn begins. Most plants bloom and bear fruit in autumn, but some plants like Artemisia japonica, Lilium longiflorum var. formosanum, Lilium longiflorum var. scabrum, and Cirsium lineare gradually wither and enter dormancy, waiting for the next spring.

This design aligns with environmental protection issues in ESG, emphasizing our commitment to environmental sustainability. All the plants used in the Zhubei Winbond wild garden are native. It also aligns with SDG 15 on conserving terrestrial ecosystems. Among the 21 selected species, one is assessed as Critically Endangered, three as Endangered, and three as Vulnerable in the Red List of Vascular Plants of Taiwan, embodying both conservation and educational significance.



Introduction to Winbond's Wild Garden


**Threatened Categories refers to The Red List of Vascular Plants of Taiwan, 2017