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

Happy New Year to you! There are some exciting things coming up in 2017:

  • Our regular Canopy event is combining forces with The Sustainable Living Festival on 22nd February 2017. If you are new to green roofs and walls, or have a friend or colleague that you would like to introduce this concept to, come along to our information session about Green roofs entitled ‘Learn how to grow your own green roof!‘. We have the wonderful Clare Farrell from the University of Melbourne leading this talk. Find out more and register here for your ticket. We’d love to meet you! Please note, this talk will be a ‘green roofs 101’ talk, which may be too basic for some of our regular Canopy members.
  • The City of Melbourne is currently negotiating with a few shortlisted candidates around a possible Demonstration Green Roof for the city.
  • The Green Your Laneway project is currently procuring talent to cover detailed design and construction of four lanes, which will include extensive vertical greening and maybe even a small green roof!