Published on 11 May 2022

Caulfield Park Living Garden and Shelter

We are creating a new living garden in the heritage end of Caulfield Park, with the aim to transform the existing display garden bed area into a larger contemporary display garden. The garden will demonstrate and educate a variety of horticultural principals and best practice in areas such as climate adaption, conservation and ornamental display. The project has also involved the construction of new shelter and seating within the gardens.

Project snapshot

Status: Shelter and seating complete, living garden works currently under construction.
Timeline: Due for completion end of June 2022.

Council has secured funding through the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program to complete the living gardens and shelter as part of Council’s 2021/2022 Capital Works Program.

The project is an action from the Caulfield Park Master Plan with its objective to provide a vibrant upgrade to the area and work in with existing garden beds and trees.

The new living garden will include:

  • Raised garden beds with a rich variety of vegetation.
  • New garden beds to be blended with the existing garden bed.
  • A central large, planted mound with possibility of incorporating sculptures within the living gardens.
  • A shelter with seating sits within garden beds providing a passive refuge to park users.
  • Seating platforms will be located in the central landscape zone providing relaxed seating opportunities.
  • A new granitic sand path leads to and winds through Living Gardens Precinct.
Living garden and shelter artist impression
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Living garden and shelter artist impression
Living garden and shelter artist impression

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