Which Plant Where?



Finding new opportunities for urban green space for the cities of tomorrow.


Testing landscape plants for suitability and opportunity now, tomorrow and in decades to come.


Which Plant Where is about selecting the right plants for the right urban space with an eye on the future.

The Right Plant In The Right Place - Now and Tomorrow

The Which Plant Where program is a five-year series of research that will find out where current favourites are unlikely to thrive under the more extreme climates that Australian cities face, learn from past successes, and stress-test major landscape species to find opportunities for new species and varieties to be planted.

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The Latest From Our Blog

Hotter and drier at Hawkesbury

Hawkesbury Living Lab yields data on plant responses to harsh climate conditions

Wednesday, 16 October 2019: The Hawkesbury Campus Living Lab yields data on how commonly planted street trees and shrubs are coping under warmer temperatures including last summer’s heatwave conditions.

TAFE NSW Ryde adds a Living Lab planting

Ryde TAFE adds a Living Lab to its in-ground teaching resources

Wednesday, 9 October 2019: Set in 25 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, the campus at TAFE NSW Ryde has added a Living Lab planting to its on-site stock of teaching resources.

Forward Thinking by Sunshine Coast Council

Sunshine Coast Council establishes the first Living Lab site in Queensland

Wednesday, 2 October 2019: Sunshine Coast Council’s recent Living Lab planting represents a forward-thinking outlay by the Council toward tracking future urban performance by a wide variety of common landscape species.

Baseline street tree plantings by City of Newcastle (CN)

The City of Newcastle partners to track climate tolerances for street trees

Wednesday, 25 September 2019: Baseline street tree plantings by City of Newcastle (CN) have recently been established in Wallsend. The Level 1 (tree only) plantings by CN consolidate the climatic range for data collection in the broader Which Plant Where project.

Dr Alessandro Ossola interviews on ABC Radio National

Dr Alessandro Ossola interviews on ABC Radio National

Wednesday, 31 July 2019: Alessandro interviewed with ABC Radio Melbourne on recent findings that many urban tree species will struggle in emerging climate conditions.