Hilton residents create community laneways gardens


Jake Flint, Maureen Maher, Evie Blaauw, Patrick Blaauw, Jacqui Brown, Jimmy Blaauw and Athie Chambers. Picture: Matt Jelonek
Jake Flint, Maureen Maher, Evie Blaauw, Patrick Blaauw, Jacqui Brown, Jimmy Blaauw and Athie Chambers. Picture: Matt Jelonek

HILTON locals rolled up their sleeves to create new laneway gardens for the whole community to enjoy.

With the help of members from Bunnings Warehouse O’Connor, more than a dozen volunteers put together new pallet gardens and vertical totem strawberry planters for laneways all across Hilton.

Street by Street Hilton Height’s Maureen Maher said it was a good way for local residents and children to connect over a community project.

“A few months ago we had a walk through the laneways and we all remarked on how it would be good to beautify them to make a walk more interesting,” she said.

“We have many laneways that run through the back streets of Hilton but many of them are not maintained so we decided we would like to develop pallets gardens to beautify some of our laneways.

“These gardens promote sharing resources with our neighbours and planting herbs and strawberries is a good way to make sure we can share the crop to use in our cooking.

“Some of the gardens will be accessible for others to admire as they walk the laneways and it’s also a project to recycle discarded wooden pallets which are often seen lying around our neighbourhood.”