The infrastructure team for the Royal Botanic Gardens in Cranbourne VIC have recently installed a viewing platform in their Perched Swamp with recycled plastic Enduroplank™ and bollards from Replas. The Royal Botanic Gardens explains the Perched Swamp as an intriguing pocket of the Cranbourne Gardens bush-land as it holds the secrets of the past 10,000 years. In 1993 Monash University researchers drilled into this swamp to take soil samples that were able to determine how our climate and vegetation have changed over time. Because of the importance of this Perched Swamp to the Royal Botanic Garden in Cranbourne, the infrastructure team needed a product they could modify to perfectly fit the uneven ground in which the viewing platform was built. “We wanted a sustainable product at a good cost,” explained Jeremy Hirst, Team Leader. The recycled plastic products chosen for this installation is the perfect fit for purpose at the Perched Swamp, Enduroplank™ decking and bollards. Enduroplank™ is a sturdy, long lasting and virtually maintenance free decking product that provides an ethical alternative to timber. Ideal for this exact application is a marine environment as water will not corrode the material, even when submerged. Installation is easy due to the consistency and uniformity of the decking product. Installed around the border of the viewing platform is post and rail fencing made with recycled plastic bollards, providing a long lasting and sustainable solution for this Perched Swamp platform. “[We are] happy to see this part of the garden reopened to the public once it was completed and we would like to see more of it used around places,” said Jeremy. A great use of recycled plastic products that will stand the test of time with the Perched Swamp at the Royal Gardens in Cranbourne.