Green Walls & Vertical Gardens Workshop - Sydney Short Courses

Green Walls & Vertical Gardens Workshop

What you'll learn

Learn how to design and install your own green wall or vertical garden with our gardening short courses in Sydney!

A green wall is a vertically-built structure intentionally covered by a variety of plant species, from indoor plants to succulents as well as traditional climbing plants.

Whether you're tight on space or need to create some screening to provide privacy on a patio, deck, or balcony, vertical is the way to go! Vertical gardening uses upright growth habits or containers to make the most of your growing space. It's a technique that works indoors or out. Brighten up a kitchen or bare wall indoors, and add screening and colour outdoors. You also can grow a vertical kitchen garden near your back door or pretty up a dull or ugly exterior wall. The sky is the limit to what you can do when you're growing up!

Many different types of houseplants, annuals, perennials, and shrubs work well in a vertical space, so you're not limited to what plants you can use. Adding window boxes, hanging pots, or a garden structure such as a trellis also provides additional exterior vertical growing space. And you can DIY many different kinds of planter boxes with a few inexpensive craft or salvaged items or recycled pallets to create your own one-of-a-kind vertical growing space.

So, get creative with your space, capture that free solar energy, and convert it to a fragrant flower wall, impressive herb garden, bonsai collection, or a cherry tomato micro-farm! We work with the spaces of your garden areas – heights and size of your project, and help you to plan and design your green wall.

Join this class to explore the options and select the vertical solution that works for you.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this Green Walls & Vertical Gardens course, you should be able to:

  • Determine the appropriate types of green wall/vertical garden for your space
  • Draft and develop a green wall installation plan
  • Select the final green wall/vertical garden materials required
  • Prepare for the vertical garden installation
  • Construct and install your green wall landscaping

Course content

What will be covered in this Green Walls & Vertical Gardens course?

Get the good oil on vertical gardens:

What do green walls look like?

  • The wonderful diversity of garden options and garden types — from inner-city small space gardens that can include fresh herb gardens and high productivity micro-farms for vegetables
  • Inexpensive, high-impact, colourful, healthy and productive options
  • Evaluation of different installation options

The range of green wall types

  • Heavy-duty – concrete,
  • Medium-heavy – wood, metal,
  • Lightweight – plastic, fibreglass, resin, polythene, felt
  • Re-purposed & up-cycled containers

Vertical garden containers

  • Pots and containers
  • Why the sizes of containers matter

Simple, sensible, reliable growing techniques

  • Practical methods for healthy maintenance
    • Oxygen, aeration, drainage, filtration
  • Watering, irrigation, fertilising & pruning

Design and construction

  • The practical aspects of design and construction (planning, layout, materials, budgets, structural & physical aspects) to progress the design plan into a practical reality.

Practical outcomes

  • Discussion on the availability of tools, labour, materials and equipment, and matching concept plans to realistic outcomes.

Intended audience

Who is this Garden Landscaping course for?

This course is for people who want to explore the possibilities of green walls and vertical gardens, and want to know about what's involved in installing green walls before starting a garden installation project. It is for people who want more out of their garden, want to fix an eyesore wall, wants to make productive use of their spaces, teach the kids to grow and maintain plants, or people who simply have no space for a herb or vegetable garden on the ground in their yard.

Course venue

Rozelle Campus

2A Gordon Street, Rozelle NSW 2039 (corner of Gordon St & Victoria Rd in the grounds of St. Joseph's Church)

Course materials

What to bring to class

  • Bring to class a rough sketch/ drawn plans of garden spaces.
  • And rough measurements of garden spaces (tape measure, metre-long stick lengths, iPhone measurements)
  • Bring in a small resealable plastic bag of soil from your garden (dig down about 150mm) for analysis
  • Bring in bags of chopped-up vegetable food scraps for composting in the college community garden
  • Laptop, iPad, or tablet are best (phone can be clunky for designing)
  • AND / OR
  • Pencils graphite or coloured + A4 sketch pad or A4 paper
  • Wet weather gear if required
  • Sunhat if required

Course tutors

Richard is a product of career diversity across industry sectors of Photography, Botany, Horticulture, Teaching, Science, Landscape Design & Construction, Open Spaces Management, and Training and...

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Green Walls & Vertical Gardens Workshop

<p>Learn how to design and install your own green wall or vertical garden with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/home-garden-cooking/gardening">gardening short courses</a>

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$149 Limited inc GST / $119.20 / $126.64 / $134.10
Green Walls & Vertical Gardens Workshop

<p>Learn how to design and install your own green wall or vertical garden with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/home-garden-cooking/gardening">gardening short courses</a>

...
$149 Limited inc GST / $119.20 / $126.64 / $134.10

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Green Walls & Vertical Gardens Workshop