A revitalisation project in the Piazza at Castle Towers in Castle Hill, NSW introduced a green wall and garden into this vibrant dining and retail precinct.
A ring of lush, leafy plants surround the Piazza, offering a living and evolving natural barrier. This green wall is not only aesthetically pleasing but also helps to reduce reflected heat from the hard surfaces, without intruding into valuable floor space reserved for dining and foot traffic. Very importantly, the green wall connects the visiting public to nature, helping reduce stress and soften the urban environment as they stroll through the Piazza.
Several ground planters with advanced trees also complement the overhanging green walls; when fully mature, the green walls will create shaded canopies to further reduce heat and create a more inviting outdoor space.
Junglefy provided consultancy services for the initial project scope with recommendations on integrating plants within the space. During the implementation phase, Junglefy installed the green wall modules along the perimeter of the Piazza as well as the in-ground trees and shrubs.
Junglefy will continue to provide ongoing maintenance for the gardens to ensure they are looking their best throughout the seasons.
Junglefy used 1,752 plants from 28 species to create the green wall.
Types of species: Phlebodium ‘Blue Star’; Chlorophytum variegated; Plectranthus madascariensis (variegated); Chlorophytum Green; Peperomia pellucida; Nematanthus glabra; Epipremnum aureum; Rhipsalis floccose; Diffenbachia; Liriope ‘Evergreen Giant; Viola hederácea; Neomerica gracilis; Dichondra ‘Green’; Hedera canariensis; Epipremnum ‘Lime’; Spathiphyllum ‘Sweet Chico’; Humata tyermanii; Plectranthus tomentosa; Philodendron Imperial Green
The greening project at Castle Towers was completed in 2020.
Images by Paul McMillan, supplied by QIC