Plans shared in last week’s InFocus to make our Peace Garden a greener sanctuary were welcomed by the community, and some staff have proposed there be a plant on every teachers’ desk.
IGS Deputy Head of High School and gardening enthusiast Paul Galea is asking all readers with a professional or personal interest in gardening to make contact if they feel they can assist.
“We hope that everyone can get on board the greening of the School, to make it more beautiful and fresh,” Mr Galea said.
We should never underestimate the power of gardens, he said.
“When I asked my Italian exchange student last July which building in Sydney he found most beautiful, I expected him to respond with either our iconic Opera House, or the QVB,” he said.
“When he answered ‘the one near Central with all of the plants coming off it’ (Central Park), it made me think I had not shown him enough of Sydney.
“Or perhaps there is a universal truth, that gardens and plants make even the most urban centres beautiful and serene.”