The river side of the new garden area.  You can see how large it is.   The shared path runs between the garden areas.

The river side of the new extended garden area. You can see how large the area is. The concrete on the left is a shared path that travels between the garden areas.

I went to Steel Park to have a look at the National Tree Day site & was pleased with what I saw.  The Inner West Council started preparing this area by removing lawn around current garden areas around 2-3 months ago.   Now the area has been enlarged into two very large garden beds, fully mulched & planted out with 8 new trees (if I remember correctly) & many small native grasses, shrubs & other plants.

The Inner West Council’s Facebook page said, “Over 80 volunteers helped plant 1,200 seedlings, plus we gave away about 300 free established trees.”  Pretty fantastic.

It looks great & will be even better once the plants have grown & filled out the area.  The beds will also help with biodiversity by providing food & habitat for wildlife.  Aside from these benefits, beauty has also been added to the park & this is something I think should always be celebrated.

Humans respond well to beauty & beautiful green spaces have been shown to have enormous benefits on the working of our brain & our overall mental & physical health.

The playing fields side of the new garden area.

The playing fields side of the new extended garden area.

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