I think this looks wonderful. Having the consistency of equally spaced verge gardens with no gaps makes such a difference in my opinion.

I think this looks wonderful. Having the consistency of equally spaced verge gardens with no gaps makes such a difference in my opinion.  

A while ago I went to Park Road Tempe & was pleasantly surprised to see that new footpaths had been laid & space given to verge gardens.  Park Road looks quite impressive because there is so many verge gardens all along both sides of the street & as such, has a greater impact on the eye.

Verge gardens make walking the streets a much nicer experience. For many, going to the park for exercise is not always the first choice, but walking around their neighbourhood is.

Beautiful streetscapes & a greener urban environment are important because they are good for our mental & emotional wellbeing.  This has been recognized in a range of recent scientific studies, so it is great to see that constructing verge gardens seems to have taken off in Marrickville LGA.   This is a very good thing for both residents & wildlife.

I have realistic hope that one day, most of the excess concrete will be gone from our municipality to be replaced by gardens & other kinds of greenery.

New street trees in empty spaces or where there were none adds greatly to the greeing of Park Road.

New street trees in empty spaces or where there were none adds greatly to the greening of Park Road.  What was interesting is that a resident I spoke to said Marrickville Council just came & did this. He said he received no letter asking him whether he wanted a verge garden or street tree outside his place.  It was just done.  Did he mind?  Not at all.  Note:  It could have been that Council sent letters to all residents asking them to agree to the construction of a verge garden & he was unaware of this.  If this was the case, then it appears that all the residents agreed, which is a very good thing.

Older trees & newly planted trees.  Park Road will look even nicer once the new street trees have grown.

Older trees & newly planted trees. Park Road will look even nicer once the new street trees have grown.

I was impressed that Council created verge gardens on the side of the road that connects with Sydenham Green.

I was impressed that Council created verge gardens on the side of the road that connects with Sydenham Green.

 

 

 

 

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