Great article here - wonderful idea !
" We will create several temporary mini-parks and gardens on prominent commercial sites levelled since the September 2010 and February 2011 earthquakes. It's a positive alternative to dereliction or to car parks, bringing extra vitality back into the city centre, and beyond, as we encourage community involvement and provide venues for arts, sports or other activity.
Our first site, Victoria Green, is well advanced at the corner of Victoria and Salisbury streets, Christchurch (see photo, taken from a nearby roof-top after our second weekend on site with volunteers) Donated turf was laid by the Canterbury Crusaders on 8th February. We were unable to celebrate the park's near-completion on Friday 4th March aas city centre cordoned off. A new date to be announced once the trees in planters arrive on site - these are a City Council contribution. "