Planting along the riverside features large hexagonal planters and three tier planters, recycled from the Millenium Park and the Mall in London.
The four hexagonal and four three-tier planters were used along the North Embankment for the first time in 2013. DGP is grateful to local nurseries who sponsor the hexagonal containers each year. We plant seasonal displays so there is always something to enjoy. More hexagonal planters were placed in Bayard’s Cove in 2019.
New troughs were added to the floral promenade along the North Embankment near the Higher Ferry in 2014. Planting varies with the season. DCC gave us permission to fix the new troughs on special secure brackets’ and they have reservoirs to reduce the need for watering. More troughs were added in 2015 to reach a total of 20. The position is exposed to the winds off the river. The 2016 display, below, was a great success.
The floral boat at the Higher Ferry, replaced in 2019, starts the riverside walk with varied displays through the year. It continues with troughs, hanging baskets and planters all the way to the Lower Ferry.
On the corner of Coronation Park on cleared unused land we have created beds with a variety of sustainable planting and trees.
Some of the old cordylines in the raised beds along the South Embankment were removed by SHDC. We have replanted them with permanent displays.