Manchester Unity Building Rooftop Landscaping

220 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000

The Manchester Unity Building, an office and retail structure in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, with Art Deco Gothic influences, was built in 1931–1922 for the Manchester Unity Independent Order of Odd fellows. It is one of Melbourne’s most notable and well-known structures because of the towering stepped corner tower on a prominent junction just across from the Melbourne Town Hall. The famous Manchester Unity Building in Melbourne is a unique synthesis of culture, business, science, and the arts.



Victoria offers a variety of climates despite its small size. Climates range from moderate and cool along the coast to semi-arid temperate with lovely sunshine in the northwest. The Great Dividing Range, Victoria’s main landform, contributes to the state’s central region’s colder mountain climate. We experience less overall rainfall as compared to Sydney or Brisbane. From a high vantage point, it’s common to see the Dandenong High Mountains, Melbourne’s suburbs, and Port Phillip Bay.


Outdoor Living Environment

Melbourne is known as the city with “four seasons in one day.” No matter what the weather is like, Melbourne has fresh water, pure air, and unique fauna. Despite having decent air quality, Melbourne does experience excessive amounts of air pollution, which are common in other major cities across the world. In Melbourne, the sky is usually clear.


Manchester Unity Building Rooftop landscaping and gardening

The Manchester Unity Building is undoubtedly an example of a wonderful architectural design. The rooftop was already a perfect spot from where the whole city could be seen; our team had a project of rooftop landscaping in May 2019 for the structure. The rooftop was adorned with different species of plants. Potted plants and flowers were positioned on the rooftop. The plants made the rooftop more vibrant and alive. Plant species were selected according to the climate conditions and those that required less maintenance. Further, these species are ideal for rooftop landscaping because of their slow growth, which keeps them intact for longer periods.

The doors, stairs, and balcony were embellished with pots, and the furniture on the rooftop was painted to make a perfect color combination, which was definitely an attractive addition.

Salvia leucantha, often known as Mexican bush sage, is a perennial herbaceous plant that is indigenous to the subtropical and tropical coniferous forest in central and eastern Mexico. Typically, white flowers emerge from coloured bracts. Despite not being frost-resistant, it is frequently grown in warmer climates for its eye-catching, arched, velvety blue or purple inflorescences. It has numerous erect stems, many of which arch at their tips, and long inflorescences. It can reach heights of up to 1.3 meters (4.3 feet) and a width of 2 meters (6.6 feet). The linear-lanceolate leaves have pale, hairy undersides and a delicate mid-green colour.

It grows in full sun on wet but well-drained soils and requires little maintenance.

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