Gardening on the verge in Brisbane


May 14, 2023    
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Banyo Library
284 St Vincents Road, Banyo, Qld, 4014

Event Type

An exploration of verge gardening in Brisbane.

Our verges and nature strips are an obvious place to green our cities with street trees and biodiverse habitat for pollinators and other small wildlife.

But while many people say they like it, very few move on to planting their own.

photo of a Brisbane verge garden

In 2016 Brisbane City Council released guidelines to allow verge gardens, with an update to the policy in 2017. As founder of the Shady Lanes Project, Gayle Dallaston works on building collaborations across boundaries to transform our streets and fight against climate change, urban heat islands, and biodiversity loss.

Some of the topics we will be exploring in this workshop:
– What are the benefits of a native verge garden to the environment and community?
– What are the council rules for verges and how do you avoid disputes?
– What should you plant?
– Where do you start?

There will be a brief update on the Banyo Verge Garden project and lots of Q&A and general discussion

Afternoon tea and coffee will be provided.

Please RSVP here.

*** This is in Meeting Room 1 – downstairs.

*** Every Council policy is different. This will still be useful if you are in another council region but you will need to follow your own council’s guidelines.

Afternoon tea and coffee will be provided.

The Banyo Verge Garden Project is a collaboration between Shady Lanes Project with The Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA) and Regen Brisbane/Meeanjin and other local organisations.

ACF Community Brisbane Northside is providing support and resources for meetings as part of the Australian Conservation Foundation’s Save Our Big Backyard campaign

Please RSVP here

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