Over winter 2021 a group of volunteers came together for the Kingston Park Verges Project
Kingston Park Verges - Native Vegetation Project
Over winter in 2021, volunteers came together to transform the verges leading into Kingston Park. Led by Lynda from the 5049 Coastal Community Environment Group, hundreds of local native plants have been planted on 10 Kingston Park verges.
This project helps to make our streets and suburbs cooler, nicer places to be. Bringing neighbours and community together, while creating habitat for our local wildlife and adding to biodiversity in the area. Plus it helps rainwater soak in; minimising pollution and runoff out to sea and showcases some of our fabulous local plants. So many positives!
We encourage you to do something similar on your verge or front garden.
Local native plants are suited to our climate, so once established they provide a low maintenance option, only requiring a bit of water through the heat of summer and some occasional weeding.
Transform your verge or front garden into a beautiful native garden habitat.
Not sure what to plant?
Click here to see a list of verge suitable LOCAL NATIVE plants (as used in this verge project). State Flora Nursery in Belair National Park is our closest native nursery to source local plants.
Remember you’ll need to get council approval first via a verge development application and stick within their guidelines. You can find the City of Holdfast Bay verge application here and the City of Marion information here.
This project was funded by a Green Adelaide Grassroots Grant. The City of Holdfast Bay assisted by clearing the dolomite from the verges first.
Thank you to the numerous volunteers and residents who have helped out. Lastly, a huge thank you to Lynda for driving this whole project and putting in so much time and energy.