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4 Of Melbourne’s Laneways Are Getting Transformed With Plants And Art

By Ben Tyers
12th Jul 2017

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Melbourne’s laneways are the stuff of legend—tourists travel across the globe to see them, locals take short cuts through them, and graffiti artists make their mark on dark, grungy walls. But there’s one thing our famous laneways aren’t, green—but that’s about to change.

Today the City Of Melbourne announced that Coromandel Place is the first of 4 laneways that will be transformed under the ‘Green Your Laneway’ project.

Coromandel Place is now home to 14 planter boxes on the western side of the laneway feature home gardening favourites like Boston Ivy and Creeping Fig that will takeover the wall in years to come.

There were limitations on where plants could be placed, but gaps have been finished off with murals, including a two-storey number by Ghostpatrol.

The other 3 laneways to be greened up are Guildford Place, Meyers Place and Katherine Place. You can check out al the details on the project here.

If you find yourself wandering around Melbourne’s laneways and are in need of a coffee, here are Melbourne’s best laneway cafes.

Image credit: City Of Melbourne

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