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Completed project

DIY laneway greening – simplifying vertical greening at a community level (GC17002)

Key research provider: University of Technology Sydney
Publication date: Tuesday, May 10, 2022

What was it all about?

This Hort Frontiers Green Cities Fund investment supported the uptake of ‘vertical greening’ within local communities. The project team developed two resources about planning, designing and managing green walls within community spaces. They include essential information such as the types of plants that work best, the green wall systems best suited to everyday scenarios, how to work within a DIY budget, the benefits of green walls, addressing potential barriers, and more.


The Grow Up Guide introduces DIY laneway greening and guides planning, designing and managing a green wall within community space.


The website houses practical information about the benefits of urban greening and how to establish a green wall in a community area.


This project was a collaboration between academia, government and community know-how to produce a complete, practical and inclusive means of enabling the expansion of urban greening.



Visit the website to access the Grow Up Guide and other information relating to vertical greening at a community level.



Funding statement:
DIY laneway greening – simplifying vertical greening at a community level (GC17002) is funded by the Hort Frontiers Green Cities Fund Fund, part of the Hort Frontiers strategic partnership initiative developed by Hort Innovation, with co-investment from UTS Shopfront (Community University Engagement) and contributions from the Australian Government.

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