Ryman Health Care – Roof Garden

ROOF GARDEN – 115M2    and    GREEN FACADE – 286M2

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LOCATION – Weary Dunlop Retirement Village 218-242 Jells Road, Wheelers HIll

CLIENT  – Ryman Health Care Pty Ltd

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT  – Suzanne Sullivan Landscaping Ltd.

DESIGN & INSTALL –  Fytogreen Australia

COMPLETION  – April 2014

Ryman Health Care are New Zealand’s leading aged care facility provider, the partially completed project in Wheelers Hill, is their first Australian establishment.   Fytogreen was commissioned to design and construct two roof gardens on a profile depth 540mm, situated above the car park and as well as a 286m2 green facade.

The initial garden is 66m2 and the second 49m2 was designed with raised garden beds to compliment the gardens of the Weary Dunlop Retirement Village

The green facade system masked the large retaining walls from the site cut.

Extensive Roof Garden – New Bendigo Hospital



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LOCATION – New Bendigo Hospital, Crn Arnold, Drought & Hope Streets

ARCHITECT – Bates Smart

PROJECT BUILDER – Lend Lease Project Management and Construction (Australia) Pty Ltd

DESIGN & INSTALL – Fytogreen Australia

COMPLETION –  July 2016

Fytogreen was commissioned to install 10 individual extensive roof gardens, totalling 965m2, spread over 4 levels at the New Bendigo Hospital site. The planting design was completed in conjunction with Oculus to reflect the row cropping history of the region using 8,672 plants and 33 different species.

Fytogreen also installed 4,388m2 of stone ballast, spread over 5 roof levels. A combination of a white stone and tumbled grey bluestone was used to complete the design.  Fytogreen stainless steel L- profile was used to contain the ballast and green roof from the exposed box gutter and the majority of the installation was on kingspan panels.

Dandenong Markets



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CLIENT – Dandenong Markets

ARCHITECT – Urban Edge Landscape Architects

DESIGN & PLANTS SUPPLIED – Fytogreen Australia

COMPLETION – September 2014

Urban Edge Landscape Architects have worked with Fytogreen to supply a series of mobile planter boxes for the Dandenong Markets covered section.

This is a continuation of a previous series of planter boxes utilizing Fytogreen’s unique Hydrocell Media.

Blue Cross Aged Care – Planter Boxes

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CLIENT – Blue Cross Aged Care

LOCATION – Livingstone Road, Vermont South


DESIGN & INSTALL – Fytogreen Australia

COMPLETION – March 2015

Fytogreen was engaged to create a green decorative element designed to soften the industrial look of the atrium entrance in the Aged Care facility at Vermont South.

Fytogreen used a series of molded planter boxes, planted with Epipremnum Aureum, to climb both the 4 level glass elevator towers in the entrance of the building.  The boxes are mounted on a supporting frame and all individually plumbed with their own water source and drainage.

Epipremnum Aureum are a lower light tolerant species, which were specially selected so they can be sustained by the natural Light levels from the front entrance windows.

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PROJECT BUILDER – Hansen Yuncken

CLIENT – University of Melbourne

LOCATION – Swanston St, Melbourne

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT – Glas Urban Landscape Architects

DESIGN & INSTALL  – Fytogreen Australia

COMPLETION  – September 2014

Fytogreen designed and installed a series of 25 pre assembled and grown planter boxes (each 1.2m wide x 1.2m long x 300mm deep) to enhance the refurbishment at Melbourne University.

Each planter box was pre-grown at Fytogreen in Somerville, then transported and craned into location, and connected to a drainage and water source.

Private Residence – Abbotsford



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LOCATION – Abbottsford, VIC

CLIENT – Eleanor Taylor

DESIGN & INSTALL – Fytogreen Australia


Fytogreen was commissioned to design and construct an extensive roof garden on a private home in Charles Street, Abbottsford.

The north facing garden was built on the first floor to provide a relaxing vista from the master bedroom window.

The 24.7m2 roof garden comprises of 4 main species and approximately 200 plants, that created an attractive, colourful outlook with low maintenance requirements.

Private Residence – Northcote



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LOCATION – Urquart St, Northcote

CLIENT – Private Residence

DESIGN & INSTALL  – Fytogreen Australia

COMPLETION  – July 2014

The owner of a semi detached, private residence in Northcote wanted to create a roof garden with native grasses and ground covers that can be viewed from the upper level, over the rear extension.

Fytogreen followed the clients brief, and used 27 native species to creative a natural vista using a 160mm profile area. This roof garden provides great insulation during the hot summer months, while reducing the reflected light and heat from the roof for the upper level bedrooms.

Roof Garden – Westbury Street

Green Roof on a 1950’s Apartment Block  –  646M2


The Roof Garden is growing strong and is now a fabulous usable space for the residents of Westbury Street

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LOCATION  – Private Residence, 38 Westbury Street, St Kilda East

CLIENT – Bedlam Pictures

DESIGN & INSTALL – Fytogreen Australia

COMPLETION – August 2015

Fytogreen was contracted for the retrofitting of a roof garden on a 1950’s apartment block in St Kilda East.

The residents of the apartment block applied for a council grant to redesign their apartment complex roof top into a functional and enjoyable garden space. The design incorporated 50m2 grassed area & a lillydale topping pathway of 52m2.

Details of the full journey can be read at

“ Life is good on the roof and the community is coming together to look after this gift.
We now have tables and seats and plants that wave to us in the wind.”
– Residents of Westbury St.

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WINNER at the 2016 Premier’s Sustainability Awards… “Built Environment – Green Roof in the City”

Williams Street, Melbourne



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LOCATION – 350 Williams Street, Melbourne

PRINCIPAL CONTRACTOR – Contexx Construction

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT – Tract Consultants Pty Ltd

CONSTRUCT  – Fytogreen Australia


Fytogreen was selected to provide a green façade to adorn the front façade of the apartment development located at 350 Williams Street in Melbourne’s CBD.

The green facade is designed to screen the car park levels from Mezzanine to level 3 car park while providing a green aspect to the building’s front.

3 types of planters were used to accommodate the decorative ground covers and climbing vines. A total of 328 plants were used comprising 26 species made up of climbing vines and decorative native grasses.

All the planter boxes are controlled centrally using a computer control system that Fytogreen can access via the internet. Fytogreen also maintained the green façade during its first year after installation.

Stonnington Offices – Fytowall & Green Facade



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LOCATION – Stonnington Council Offices Glenferrie Road, Malvern

CLIENT – City of Stonnington

ARCHITECT – Williams Ross

PROJECT BUILDER – Harris HMC Interiors

DESIGN – Fytogreen & Philip Johnson

INSTALL – Fytogreen Australia

COMPLETION – October 2015

During the refurbishment of Stonnington Council Offices, Fytogreen installed a combination of 3 Fytowall breathing vertical gardens and a green façade in the internal atrium.

The effects of these stunning greenwalls / facades, that cover both sides of the 3 level atrium wall, provides a fresh al fresco feel to the building whilst providing additional benefit for the health and wellbeing of all employees.

A living, breathing green wall in an Atrium space, reduces CO2 and VOC levels while enriching the O2 levels; both the vertical garden and green facade act as an indoor air purifier, providing improved air quality for all the buildings occupants.