ROOFTOP GARDEN - DURBAN










Every now and again you have a weekend that makes all recent weekends seem completely rubbish. I had one such weekend a few weekends ago. Travis and Maike from welovepictures were up from Cape Town for a wedding and Casey of Streetscene Tours and siblingmine had a rare weekend off. Judd and Jeannie of Corner Cafe being there as well, recommended we take a trip on Durban's People Mover buses to Addington for a swim, and then on to this rooftop garden he'd heard about in Monty Naicker Street ( formerly Pine Street ). What I saw there was honestly one of the highlights of the month, if not the year. Initiated by the Architecture Department of the eThekweni Municiplaity and overseen by facilities management company Drake & Scull, a rooftop in the city center has been converted into an organic garden, complete with worm farm, grey water facilities and solar panels. Part of a larger plan to green up the city center rooftop by rooftop, the garden is a breath of fresh air, literally. They've even taken to planting cabbage and spinach in the adjacent taxi rank flower beds for the use of informal traders and taxi drivers. Last week during lunch I took workmates Gazza, Greg and Diff to snap a few shots. Thanks to Gazza for the pics.

10 comments:

lalabug said...

jeepers this is awesome!

Cupcake Couture said...

So...Sooo...Sooo Amazing!

coelho said...

Wow amazing that!

dinkum design said...

wow! I definitely want to visit. Is it open to the public every day?

striped-flamingo said...

Looks so awesome!!

World Tour Stories said...

beautiful space

/Taru from World Tour Stories - two lovers sailing around the world

Freshly Found said...

I've got to get there soon!

Jessica Lynas said...

is it open to public- wanna go!! love secret gardens :)

JP.Brouard said...

Hey Jessica. Have no way of mailing you this so I hope you see this. It is open to the public so maybe not so secret but still amazing! You can give them a shout and let them know you'd like to have a look. Here's their site http://priorityzone.weebly.com/

saarah said...

oooh, i love these. make me think of spring. greetings from still a bit wintery helsinki :)