Planting and restoration work continues at Atisha Buddhist Centre, Australia

Mark Allaway and Jill Lancashire are two of our regional coordinators in Australia.

They have shared multiple planting stories throughout the years and they’ve helped us with both educational and blog articles.

A few weeks ago, Mark told us, “we are continuing to develop the site around Kadampa Stupa with garden areas, and restoring the native plant groups, starting with ground covers, herbs and grasses then small shrubs. These small shrubs are important for attracting insects, especially bees and butterflies which then draw birds and reptiles to the site.”

Thanks to his experience in landscape architecture, Mark can assist the Atisha Buddhist Centre with improving their grounds for every being.

Recently, Mark wrote to us again sharing about the “drainage works to reinforce the embankments and culverts, [which are now] ready for the garden plantings.” Mark also says, “Rock for the stone cages (gabions) is collected by us in small loads from a goldmine quarry site nearby the Centre at Sailors Gully.”



It is always a pleasure to hear from you, Mark!

If you live in Australia and you would like to learn more about tree planting and ecology, there is a lovely team who can support you.


Who:Mark Allaway, Jill Lancashire and Steve Williams
Why:Dedicated to the long life and continued teaching of HH The Dalai Lama and the swift return of Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche and the success of the new site managers at Atisha Centre and Thubten Shedrup Ling Monastery, Kevin Haines and Steve Williams
Where:Atisha Buddhist Centre, Victoria, Australia
When:April 1 and May 9, 2024
What kind of Trees:

Callistemon viminalis var. – Crimson Bottlebrush

Goodenia ovata – Hop Goodenia

Melicytus dentata – Tree Violet

Mentha australis (Native Mint)

Convolvulus mauritanicus (Blue Bindweed)

How many:

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