Public parklands traded for apartments

Juliet Ramsay and Anne Claoue-Long - January 24, 2019

If you are reading this, the chances are that you like plants, gardens and parks: the smell of flowers and earth, the sound and sight of birds and bees, reflections off water, tall trees and the variety of a layered landscape, perhaps with views to the distance.

The importance of this connection with nature is well evidenced by therapeutic gardens in hospital settings, the growth in urban demand for community gardens, guerrilla gardening on nature strips, and high-rise balconies crowded with pot plants as testimony to people’s wish to tend gardens, even miniature ones.

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