A private householder has shared their garden site with Greening the Rubble for a few years (via a licence to LiVs), before they can re-build. Site preparations began at the corner of Cranmer Square and Chester Street in late April 2013 and were delayed by adjacent pumping station works, after which other GtR projects leap-frogged this one. We recommenced site work in April 2014, only to find the road being dug up again. Road works are nearly complete May 2014. Our garden is taking shape now.
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Volunteers from the staff of Ibis Hotel (Accor Group) plus some visiting students, cleared weeds, pruned overgrown shrubs and shifted a trailer-load of debris, to get started on this ‘three-dimensional garden’ project. Ellerslie Show prize-winner Paul Roper-Gee (from BECA) is helping with landscape design, and GtR’s Jonathan Hall has converted a garden shed donated by Brian Wearing (photo below right, taken at our yard).
The Christchurch Botanic gardens have provided two green roof structures that were displaced by their Information Centre building project, and a fourth green roof structure temporarily placed here had a Transitional City grant for its project partners Sustainable Habitat Challenge (SHAC).
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