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Verge garden pilot program

Our verge garden program provides help to local residents to develop garden designs, provide plants and assist with planting gardens on verges.

Suitable verge gardens could include vegetables or fruit, shady trees, flowers, grasses and shrubs, and more. There is no cost for residents to get involved thanks to grant funding from the NSW Government’s Stronger Communities program.

Verge gardens create greener spaces which improve our streets’ amenity and access to outdoor recreation.

Verge gardens have the potential to improve quality of life for people in the Eurobodalla. They provide social and health benefits through improved mental wellbeing, natural cooling through shading and sun protection, habitat for local wildlife and they remove carbon from the atmosphere, helping to reduce emissions.

Get involved

If you’d like your street to be considered for this exciting initiative, speak with your neighbours to see if they would like to submit an interest form for your street to get involved.

The findings of the pilot program will help Council to better understand what residents want and how we can work together to achieve this.

When you’re ready, complete the interest form, it's open until Sunday 8 August, 5pm:

Make sure you check out these photos for inspiration for what your street could look like:

Contact us

For more information contact Council’s Natural Resource Officer Courtney Fink-Downes: