Gardening gloves at the ready! Dublin City Council is embarking on two major greening projects at the entrance to The Liberties from this weekend. The projects fall under the Liberties Greening Strategy and are part of the ongoing enhancement of the Dubline Discovery Trail.
The median along the northern end of Nicholas Street will see its existing hard surface removed and replaced with an evergreen hedging strips and a planting scheme of herbaceous perennials to provide a year round colourful display of plants and bulbs. Linear sections of hedging in filled with flowering planting will create pockets of greenery for passing commuters and local residents alike. The existing trees are being retained and pruned and 4 new trees planted. The work will take place over the next two weekends.
The Council has also begun purchasing new decorative planters for Thomas Street and High Street. The ambition is to create an attractive green verge either side of the street on High Street, with trees and seasonal planting. The planters will be in a number of variations of those already in place on James Street and the west end of Thomas Street, and the scheme will be in place later in the summer.
Added to the ongoing public lighting project on Thomas Street and plans to repave the south side of the street later in the summer, the combined work represents a big investment in street quality and are sure to add to the attractiveness of the neighbourhood.