Gardening in small spaces can be tricky, especially if you have no back garden. But a wall can be turned into a green oasis. Pre-made vertical gardens are expensive, but you can make your own using cheaply bought or second hand materials and get creative! Learn about the different forms of vertical garden, vertical gardening for vegies and herbs or ornamental, the principles behind each, and the design that best suits the type of plants you intend to grow and effect you are looking for. 

In this workshop we will discuss vertical garden design, plant and growing media selection, where to place your garden and how to maintain your vertical garden.

The workshop will be facilitated by Bryn, a local community gardener and qualified Horticulturalist.

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Class Schedule

Duration: 2 Hours

What you will learn
  • Learn about the different forms of vertical garden
  • Vertical gardening for vegies and herbs or ornamental
  • Type of plants you intend to grow and effect you are looking for
What you will get
  • Notes will be provided to take home.

What to bring
  • Bring a hat.
What to wear

Casual (Warning: It might get messy)

Appropriate for

Wear clothes you’re happy to get dirty in and comfortable shoes.


Backyard Network

Vendor since 2016

Backyard Network is a synergetic enterprise. It functions by channelling the products and side effects of one activity into each of the others. For example, wood scraps and sawdust produced in carpentry are composted along with food scraps from the local community; chickens scratch and manure the scraps, producing eggs and rich, dark compost which are made available to the public and used to grow plants onsite.

The space is also a second-hand resource centre in which you can drop off things you no longer need and pick up things you do. It is also available as a community-building event venue, hosting a range of events, films and gatherings focused on generating healthy gardens and ecologies, fostering creativity, growing community, and developing your capacity to care for living things. 

We live in an abundant world. We may not necessarily be abundant in the things we need; but if we are producing lots of something in particular – a plant, healthy produce, a resource like glass or wood, we can share them around in exchange for things we do need, and everyone’s lives increase in quality as a result.

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