Garden improvement underway

Update: Garden improvements underway

Garden improvement work is now underway at Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park.

The primary purpose of the garden works is to open up views between the barbecue area and playground. This will improve sight lines across the park and allow families to better supervise their children at the playground while enjoying visits at the park.

The garden works will also help to ensure the future health of the wonderful variety of plants within the park.

Starting 4 February 2022 and continuing into the next week:

  • One of the current garden beds at the ANZAC gates park entrance (Prince Edward Street) is being cleared and removed. Individual, established plants such as tree ferns and an oak tree from this garden are being retained.
  • A new garden bed will be established at the same time to extend along the fence line at this entrance. The location of the new garden bed has been carefully designed to open views of the park to visitors as they enter through the ANZAC gates. Many mature azaleas will also be relocated into this new garden bed.

Relocated plants will be replanted immediately to maximize their chance of success and allow them to continue to grow in a healthy and beautiful way, with the space they require. Trees within the site of the new garden bed will be retained for their landscape values, including Japanese Maple and a variety of other ornamental trees.

To allow for a new fully accessible path to be constructed (from the ANZAC gates to the corner of the pool enclosure) we are unable to re-establish a large box hedge currently at this location.

While we anticipate that these garden works will cause minimal disruption for visitors, Council thanks the community for their patience as we work to improve the safety and amenity of this beautiful District Park

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