This repurposed rooftop car park is now a dynamic community garden space. A move away from the concrete surrounds of the Perth Cultural Centre, Urban Orchard provides an uplifting oasis in the creative heart of the city.
Garden boxes are home to canary yellow and bright orange marigolds, tomato plants, olive trees and plenty of flowers. Each box is made from recycled materials, while the garden is maintained by the local community. Anyone is free to pick and forage what they need from the garden, with care. Along with produce, the orchard also serves to educate the community with regular gardening and horticulture workshops.
Along with being a fertile ground for plants, Urban Orchard is also a flourishing creative precinct. It plays host to live music and pop-up bars throughout both the Perth International Arts Festival and the Perth Comedy Festival. They’ve also debuted Live at the Orchard, which sees mini festivals and parties takeover the rooftop in summer.