Thursday, October 11, 2012

Secret gardens

We were at ACT 3 international on Saturday ot watch Tango, Puppets at Play. Imagine our surprise when, after the program, we saw this.
Lovely, isnt it? At first, we thought that it was a private garden, or a public park, but no, it was too small to be a public park. We spoke to some people, including the person responsible for the garden and realized that he had a small (state owned) hill right in front of his house and this lovely garden had slowly, over time, encroached the hill.
HE shared with us how he and his wife had spent a lot of time and effort making terraces on the hill. I dont think that doing something like that is a joke, because terracing a hill is hard work

And yet, here is was, the work of a family. This is one of the many entrances to this garden. there were three entrances, I think, lined with paving stones.
There were also many tasteful decorations in this space, like the stone elephant planter below

I am really happy we found this space. there is a lot of grassy area under my block, which I would like to convert into a community garden, but all my emails to the resident's council have gone unanswered. So we need to constrain ourselves to our indoor and corridor gardens, which are coming on pretty well.

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