Welcome to the Growing Green Guide for Melbourne Project

Growing Green Guide: A guide to green roofs, walls and facades in Melbourne and Victoria, Australia

Here you will find information about the project, downloads and useful case studies to help you succeed in your green roof, wall or façade project.

The Growing Green Guide: A guide to green roofs, walls and facades in Melbourne and Victoria was released in 2014.

Find out more about it and the other components of the Growing Green Guide for Melbourne project on this website.

Download the free guide here.

Note that this Ebook version is 17MB. Smaller versions can be downloaded by clicking on The Guide tab above.

Latest News

2016 has continued to bring with it a range of interesting events and consultations related to urban greening. Here are some ways to get involved:

  • The final Canopy event for 2016 will be held at the University of Melbourne’s iconic Burnley Campus on 11 Oct. The seminar will be ‘Living laboratories for climate change’ and is in celebration of 125 years of continuous horticultural education at Burnley. Find out more and register here.
  • The Economic Framework for Green Infrastructure was recently developed to support better decision making and smarter investment for local government.
  • Melbourne Bioblitz events occurred on 4 to 5 March and were attended by almost 750 people at 26 activities across our city’s parks over 24 hours. Keep exploring your roof garden, balcony, Local Park, street, laneway or backyard and check out the website for more.
  • Check out some recent articles on green roofs:“Australia’s best vertical and rooftop gardens” “Creating a Low maintenance Green Roof”