Verge gardens

Native grass and purple lavender in verge garden.

Verges, also known as nature strips can provide many environmental benefits and create more liveable spaces. Council is currently drafting a comprehensive verge garden policy which makes it possible for residents to enhance the verge out the front of their house. More diverse plantings on verges helps increase biodiversity and green corridors across the Inner West. 

The verge is public land and is used for many purposes from putting the bins out to providing important underground infrastructure. Residents must get Council permission before gardening on the verge. 

If you are interested in establishing and maintaining a garden on the verge outside your place please register your interest by clicking on the button below.  

Register your interest in gardening on the verge 

Have a look at this video to see an example of an Inner West verge garden. 

The draft verge garden policy will be available for public comment in 2022. To be notified when this happens sign up to monthly Your Say updates at

Verge garden with grass only, under tree . Neville street, Marrickville  Verge garden with ground cover. Park street, Marrickville  Verge garden with native grassess only. Tamar street

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Page last updated: 23 Feb 2022