Site: Verandah Café at Collins Street Baptist, 174 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC., 3000
Specifier/ Installer: Sherry Maddock
Since its beginning in 1843, the story of Collins Street Baptist Church has been entwined with the story of Melbourne. Located partway between the historic Town Hall and State Parliament, the church sits at Melbourne’s cultural, political and spiritual heart. For close to a decade, Collins Street Baptist has hosted the Verandah Cafe, a place of hospitality on the steps of the historic church building. As well as serving great coffee, the Verandah offers a place of welcome, rest and conversation, a green space in the heart of bustling Melbourne. For Verandah, 3 Glowpear Café Planters and 6 Urban Gardens were specified to create a tranquil city garden with a mix of edible and decorative plants. There are plans to use the culinary plants not just at Verandah, but for the wider Church food programs in the future.
For more information, see the Verandah Café website.