Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show Urban Greening Display

Melbourne, Victoria
Australian Institute of Horticulture
2024
230m² TOTAL SIZE

Design

Evergreen Infrastructure

Builder

TLCC Landscapes

Materials

The Green Wall Company, ShapeScaper, BioGrow, Beimonds Nursery, Remarkable Trees, Bloom Box

Collaborators

Australian Insitute of Horticulture, ShadeSmart NSW, Australian Garden Council, ACS Distance Education

The client was highlighting the importance of urban horticulture as a skill and career along with collaborating with ShadeSmart NSW to highlight the importance of desinging shade smart solutions into the landscape. The role of Evergreen was to design a greenspace that would educate and highlight the many ways to green your built environment along with the many solutions available to assist home owenrs and the industry. This green space was a practical exhibition space to be walked through and enjoyed from all angles.

Form

The landscape exhibition space consisting of a stunning cypress pine pergola and green roof the garden surrounding by lush shade tolerant plants provided a beautiful space to sit in and enjoy the ambience of being surrounded by greenery. The corten steel planters added a new dimension to the garden and demonstrated different ways in which to use these in the garden both inside the walking spaces along with a decorative base to the pergola posts. The seating and water fetaure the final addiitons to this tranquil space.

About the project

A well designed and built landscape display that highlighted the many ways in whcih shade can used well in the landscape. Mature trees surrounding the garden added a feature that helped soften the large pergola. Hanging plants from the green roof softend the landscape above and the dense multi layered plantings of ferns and sub tropical plantings added in a charm that allowed for relaxtion and a place to escape the busy outside spaces. The green walls highlighting the many way vertical plantings can help screen undesirable views along with provding more visual appeal.

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Impact

This project creates human and social capital through the correct use of space and plant use. Biodiversity hotspot. Creates a cooling effect for residents and building. Creates environmental capital for neighborhood with its connection to water and local environment

Benefits

Environmental
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Biodiversity
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Reducing urban heat
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Connection to surrounding environment
Social
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Wellbeing
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Retreat
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Connection with Nature
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Social Space
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Learning Environment
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Food Security
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Learning Space
Economic
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Cooling Effect
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thermal cooling for building
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Fresh Food for Restaurant and Cafe
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Clean Air
"Our inspiration came from the need to highlight and use the many different forms of urban greening solutions that allow for softening of the built environment along with shading areas that add to a cooling and relaxing green space. This exhibiton space allowed members of the public and industry to walk through and see what soltuions could be used in the greening our built environment"

Quote from Designer

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