Vegetation in Kingston Frost Park is rapidly transforming. The indigenous Dombeya rotundifolia (wild
pear or inhlizya enkulu) burst out in white flowers, followed by the pink blossoms of Bauhinia
variegata, which stems from northern India. The barks of both have medicinal uses, as do the
flowers of the Bauhinia.
Over 90mm of rain came just in time for as many aloe cuttings on the eastern side of the valley in
areas freed of Kikuyu roots. A first few batches of succulents made their way out of Brixton gardens
into the park.
The west slope of the valley is showing a light film of green, but as the various indigenous grasses
flourish, so do weeds and kikuyu. Maintenance of the park vegetation (other than lawn mowing and
tree pruning) is in the hands of residents. It’s a rewarding task as community gardeners Daniel and
As summer unfolds, we hope to bring the Brixton and Auckland Park community together for regular
days of action and interaction in the park.
Alton Rankin from City Parks took part in a 2-hour walkabout in the park and assured us of
the City’s continued pride in what the community is achieving. A few hardware maintenance issues
will receive attention in coming weeks while longer term path- and place-making ideas are being
Can you help with the park?
able to contribute donations towards the livelihoods of the gardeners
keen to serve on the Park Committee
wanting to join us on planting and maintenance days
with indigenous succulents ready for planting
please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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