May Event: Gardening on the verge in Brisbane

Sunday 14th May 2023 at the Banyo Library

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.

RSVPs essential. Numbers are limited.
Please RSVP using the form on this page.

*** 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.