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Marbella to go green with three vertical gardens

Artist's impression of the new vertical garden.
Artist's impression of the new vertical garden. / SUR
  • The aim is to improve the image of locations with a lot of traffic and replace advertising hoardings with plants

Councillors in Marbella are planning to install three giant vertical gardens in prominent sites in the municipality. The aim is to improve the image of places with a lot of traffic and replace advertising hoardings with plants.

The three locations that will get the eye-catching displays of vegetation are; the bridge over the Golden Mile next to the Puente Romano Hotel; the footbridge over Avenida Cánovas del Castillo near the centre; and entrances to the road tunnel under the pedestrian Avenida del Mar near the old town.

The plant displays will be watered by a system that recycles unused irrigation water and will take two months to put up once the contract is awarded

The work has been put out to tender with a budget of 150,000 euros and it hoped that they will be installed by the spring.