An unusual request
Treescape®’s Planting & Restoration team in Sydney was approached by Inner West’s local council to plant a tree and create a garden area…within a skip bin container! This request came after a a resident had complained about dumped rubbish in the area.
Unfortunately, the site itself was not suitable for planting due to the depth of the road surface.
Garden in a bin
A team’s decision was to establish a small urban garden within a creatively decorated skip bin on the site.
We sourced a 4m3 refurbished skip bin and created a suitable drainage system. The team utilised high-quality soil and planted small ground coverings such as Kangaroo Paws, Rosemary Ramblings, Grevilla Mongongolo and Lomandras. With the help from a local artist Kim Siew, who undertook the task of painting a mural on the skip bin, the site was transformed into a small urban oasis.
The Treescape® team, led by William Dang, Nick Buckman and Myles Radford completed the project in December 2020.
… and an awesome feedback from Inner West’s local council
“Yes, really nice, best solution ever. “ | Pilar Angon, Environmental Officer
“Fantastic! Great idea for the locations where digging a hole is not possible.” | Helen Knowles, Senior Natural Areas and Contracts Officer
“Super cool solution! I love the way the art spills over onto the pavement and there is plenty of room in the bin for grasses and ground covers.” | Tealia Scott, Senior Natural Areas and Contracts