Sustainable planting design

Footscray: A Cafe Garden


Sally Browne Landscapes had the exciting opportunity to collaborate and design a kitchen garden in the heart of Footscray based around a reconditioned shipping container café which faced North on a residential street

The clients wanted to create a café that was relocatable after 5 years with the ability to grow veggies and herbs for the kitchen and to create a gathering space in the heart of Footscray.

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The site was a vacant block in Footscray, a suburb well known for its multiculturalism and a food destination surrounded by fresh food markets, Vietnamese and African restaurants

    The clients were young, enthusiastic and did a lot of work on the café themselves, overseeing each step even though they admitted to not knowing anything about gardening!


      Café opened 2015 and is still going. It now has a beehive and has become a well loved destination cafe.The plants have survived and thrived!