What would it be like if we transformed the streets of Banyo with council-planted street trees supported by resident-planted native verge gardens, making them cooler, walkable, biodiverse habitat corridors connecting larger green spaces and other local destinations?
What would it look like? What would it feel and smell like? What would it change? Whose lives would it change?
This Pilot Project aimed to find out, and along the way test and refine a model for others to follow.
What happens next?
The funded pilot project is in the process of winding up but the verge planting at Banyo and Nudgee will continue with ongoing support from ACF Community Brisbane Northside and the Banyo District Community Group.
This website will remain online and you can still add your garden listings.
How can you get involved?
You can get involved in one or more ways…
- Like or follow our Banyo Verge Garden Facebook page
- Sign up to the ACF Community Brisbane Northside or follow their facebook page to keep up with this and their other activities
- Join the Banyo District Community Group Inc who will continue this project when the pilot is finished.
- If you already have a verge garden, please post it to show others.
- Don’t know where to start? See our resources page for examples and a free course.
- Plants will be predominantly native plants indigenous to the region, grown for habitat and soil health.
- These gardens support street trees that are planted and maintained by Council – roots must not be disturbed and trunks must be clear of mulch or soil buildup.
- This is slow, low-impact gardening for biodiversity – with no herbicides or pesticides.
- All planting will be in accordance with the Brisbane City Council Verge Garden Guidelines.
- We will work with social enterprises to explore how this type of project can create jobs, training and other opportunities for disadvantaged and excluded groups.