Living Labs

Which Plant Where Living Lab

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The Which Plant Where project (WPW) We are looking for growers, local and state government, industry, schools, NGO's and other organisation-managed land in urban areas to take part in a national Living Lab program.

The WPW is a five-year collaborative project between Horticulture Innovation Australia, Macquarie University, Western Sydney University, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and 202020Vision that aims to facilitate sustainable green cities by developing urban green spaces across Australia.

The WPW Living Labs will form a network of urban planting sites throughout Australia so we can monitor plant performance across a wide range of environmental conditions. Living labs will help identify what sorts of plant species will thrive in our future cities, as well as measure the co-benefits they provide to urban populations, such as attracting biodiversity.

What is a Living Lab? A living lab allows researchers, industry, government, and communities to collaborate around a dedicated space. The WPW Living Labs will measure how selected species of trees and shrubs perform in real-world settings over time in different states across Australia.

Results will be shared across the horticultural industry, State and local government, industry practitioners and other interested stakeholders.

To find out more about the initiative please read the brochure below and if you are interested please fill in the EOI form before the 30th June 2018.

If you would like to know more information contact me or our project manager Leigh Staas at

Living Labs Information Flier

PDF flier that describes the Living Labs initiative and what is required from participating councils, landscapers or participating organisations.

Download Information Flier (PDF, 1.26MB)

Living Labs Planting Protocol

The Living Labs has a specific planting protocol that ensures all trial plantings comply with the science behind the testing. Please read these guidelines.

Download Planting Protocol (PDF, 3MB)