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Vertical Garden Brings Life to Central Lima

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(Photo: Municipality of Lima Press Release)

A beautiful vertical garden now covers Historic Central Lima’s Parque de la Muralla (Park of the Wall) and is the largest ever planted in the district to date.

Yesterday, the Municipality of Lima presented a new vertical garden along the historic center’s Parque de la Muralla (Park of the Wall).

Although the project has been in the works for some time, yesterday marked the official inauguration of the district’s largest vertical garden.  Over time, it will grow and continue to cover the wall with red begonias, alyssum, bloodroots, and other herbaceous plants.

(Photo: Municipality of Lima Press Release)

The garden covers 300 square meters. It follows along the boardwalk near which can be seen the remains of Lima’s original outer wall built during the Spanish invasion of Peru when the modern “City of Kings” was founded.

The new addition to the park seeks to make the historic center both more environmentally friendly and aesthetically pleasant for Lima residents and visitors.

Many have remarked that Lima desperately needs more green spaces.  We hope to see more of these kinds of greening projects if they are done tastefully and consciously towards scarce water resources.

We are talking about the world’s second most populous desert city after all…

 

 

 

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Mike Dreckschmidt

Mike grew up and eventually attended university in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He graduated in Integrative Leadership Studies with an emphasis in Urban and Regional Planning and has been a part of planning projects in three different countries. Mike’s passion is reading; he devours both literature and nonfiction. His favorite author is Peru’s own Julio Ramón Ribeyro.