Project Description

Greener
Playgrounds

Bourke Street Public School

Gadigal land

Key Facts

Year Completed:
2020
Garden Type:
Green walls
Size of Garden:
17.5m2
Number of Plants:
466
Number of Species:
16
Types of Species:
Plectranthus madagascariensis, Phlebodium ‘Blue Star’, Nephrolepis Fluffy Ruffles, Blechnum gibbum ‘Silver Lady’, Schefflera aboricola, Chlorophytum, Humata tyermanii, Nematanthus glabra, Neomerica gracilis, Begonia coccinea, Nematanthus glabra (orange), Nephrolepis exaltata, Trachelospermum jasminoides, Philodendron Hope, Strobilanthes dyerianus, Spathiphyllum

Bourke Street Public School showed their commitment to student welfare and urban greening, by becoming the first government school to include a living wall on the school grounds.

The school community understood the benefits of nature on student learning and wellbeing, so the P&C committee undertook fundraising activities to fund the entire project. The former concrete wall surrounding the elevator and bathrooms was transformed with plants to reduce the heat absorbed from the asphalt and create a more comfortable space to play. The wall connects students to nature in this inner-city environment and provides valuable learning opportunities on biodiversity and resilience.

Our role

Junglefy designed and  installed the green wall and continues to provide ongoing maintenance to ensure the wall is in perfect health throughout the seasons.