Half a dozen new trees all growing well.

Half a dozen new trees all growing well.

Looking over the 'bowl' of the rain garden to Bruce Street

Looking over the ‘bowl’ of the rain garden to Bruce Street

The path through the rain garden & up the hill in Marrickville Golf Course

The path through the rain garden & up the hill in Marrickville Golf Course

Recently we went to visit the Bruce Street Rain Garden in the Marrickville Golf Course. I last wrote about this garden in February 2014- See – http://bit.ly/NnGOd9

Sign in the rain garden

Sign in the rain garden

We have had a lot of rain, which has benefited the new plants & trees. The changes are substantial. It looks wonderful. I also read a post from Marrickville Council on Facebook saying that the rain garden works perfectly.

We also had a look at the planting site at Wave Rock This was Council’s National Tree Day site in July 2013. See – http://bit.ly/1u8v1Nz. It has filled out with plants & is looking terrific. You can easily see the changes from the previous photos.

Lots of logs from tree removals have been placed in the garden offering areas of habitat & protection for small creatures. There appears to have been no vandalism in either site, so it is great to see the community respecting these places. The work done by Marrickville Council & the volunteer Mudcrabs is wonderful.   The Wave Rock site is between 80-100 metres long & on a steep slope, so it can’t be easy work to maintain & manage this garden. If you get a chance, it is worth a wander to have a look. Both these sites are close to each other & easily accessed from Bruce Street Marrickville.

Wave Rock garden with the Cooks River behind.  This is a special spot on the Golf Course.

Wave Rock garden with the Cooks River behind. This is a special spot on the Golf Course.

Plants & logs offering habitat & beauty.

Plants & logs offering habitat & beauty.

Looking east.

Looking east.

Another section

Another section

All photos have been taken from above due to the weather & the puddles on the path below.

All photos have been taken from above due to the weather & the puddles on the path below.

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