Greening the Rubble and Gap Filler’s Sound Garden project has re-opened after a three-month hiatus. The garden, which features plantings, seating and musical instruments made from recycled materials and junk, was previously located on the corner of Gloucester and Colombo Streets.

The location for this fun, interactive project is opposite the Peterborough Street Library on the former Convention Centre site.

The Sound Garden has been designed by Jonathan Hall from Greening the Rubble and Gap Filler’s contribution – the large instruments – entails drums made from concrete pipes, gongs made from old fire extinguishers and a trampoline-cum-xylophone. These have been created by local artists Gaby Montejo, Tim McGurk, Jason Ware and Trent Hiles.

Sound is a big feature of this garden. Greening the Rubble’s Sites Coordinator, Jonathan Hall says of the project “for the second time around with Sound Garden, we wanted the sound to be more integrated with the garden, so the instruments are the main event and the planting is wrapped around them. The result is pretty snazzy.”

The Sound Garden allows anyone to play music, any time. We love it when the Sound Garden inspires impromptu jam sessions, too.