In direct response to considerable community interest and grass-roots activism, Marrickville Council has adopted a new approach to verge management and maintenance. Verges, also known as nature-strips are important areas of public land that have the potential to provide ecosystem services and help create more liveable spaces.
An ongoing process of collaboration with the community to manage and maintain footpath gardens will see more sustainable streetscapes emerge.
Your knowledge, advice and feedback is important!
- take 10 seconds to complete the quick poll
- take a minute to complete the survey
- In the discussion forums tell us what plants would you recommend for verge gardens and any advice you can give to people starting a verge garden.
As this is a new process Council is keen to hear your views. Please read through our Guidelines and Checklist. If you have any questions please contact Councils Sustainable Streets Officer on (02) 8595 2422 or email email@example.com.
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There are many plants that satisfy the 1 metre height recommendation for verge gardens. What are some of your favourites?Comments 20
by Sustainable Streets 29 May 2012, 3:18pm | 898 views
I have been told people with verge gardens are encouraged to contact your office to let you know of their existence.
A few weeks ago, I began a modest verge garden in Stanmore. It is "no-dig" and consists of several segments with lawn left between & alongside so that people can cross and get into their cars parked alongside, and get their car doors open. It is flush with the ground with no raised lip, so as not to present a trip hazard. I am planting a range of different plants.read more …
by Sustainable Streets 1 Jun 2012, 8:23am | 554 views