in Daylesford urban greening makes me smile

In Daylesford there are some wonderful examples of the softness, shelter and shade that plants bring to urban environments. Daylesford has some fantastic established gardens, small orchards and a lovingly tendered community garden in the heart of the CBD.

Shaded garden entry.

Shaded garden entry.

Soft, spongy, lush and a welcome colour on a 38 degree day.

Soft, spongy, lush and a welcome colour on a 38 degree day.

Apple orchard outside the Daylesford library, with accompanying bike parking! I love it!

Apple orchard outside the Daylesford library, with accompanying bike parking! I love it!

Red apple detail.

Red apple detail.

More apples on trees just outside the library entrance.

More apples on trees just outside the library entrance.

Public seating in the apple orchard outside the library.

Public seating in the apple orchard outside the library.

Bike parking sends a clear message that the community hear supports one of the best transport modes in the world!

Bike parking sends a clear message that the community here supports one of the best transport modes in the world!

Daylesford community garden.

Daylesford community garden.

Community communication.

Community communication.

Pears and cherry slugs.

Pears and cherry slugs.

Red apples inside the community garden.

Red appleĀ detail.

Beautiful garden stakes.

Beautiful garden stakes.

Mulched soil and corn plants. Mulch provides soil carbon, water proofing and food for microbes.

Mulched soil and corn plants. Mulch provides soil carbon, water proofing and food for microbes.

Trellised grapes.

Trellised grapes.

A well cared for compost heap, with lots of coffe grounds.

A well cared for compost heap, with lots of coffee grounds.

peas

Climbing peas.

potato flowers

Potato flowers.

 

Raised gardens beds for improved drainage.

Raised gardens beds for improved drainage.