19 May 2013

A green space in the city

Tucked away in a corner of a main shopping area
 next to the City Hall, a concert venue,
and some towering office blocks
is a small garden and play area.
It's a tranquil space in a busy city square
with fountains that are lit up at night.
Now called Barker's Pool, the area was
 once known as Balm Green.

Across the way you might hear
a tune or two ....

as you sit for a while in the midst of the greenery
and the flowers.

In an adjoining area is a space 
specially created for the children.


  1. Beautiful and peaceful oasis.

  2. What a beautiful, tranquil spot in the midst of all the hustle and bustle of city life:)

  3. People who don't live in a city don't always realize how important it is to have 'green space'... City people love it!!!! I can't get over the Bleeding Hearts. They are terrific. I have a new Bleeding Heart --and it's just now getting started...

    Hope you are having a good day. Raining here today ---as it seems to do every weekend.


  4. How beautiful, there is so much wildlife and nature tucked away in hidden parts of cities, thanks for reminding me to look out for it. A lovely poetical post.xxxx

  5. Hi Linda,

    Always so pleasant to see a green space and a lovely garden in the City.
    Looks like the perfect place to come and rest.

    Happy new week

  6. Sheffield seems to be a really green city, lots of little pieces of green tucked away out of sight even in the centre of town. I used to love going to sit in a park in the town centre on my lunch break when I worked, I expect there's many people who feel the same and use these places regularly.

  7. I love these little city parks - so essential for the well-being of the inhabitants. This one is particularly pretty. :-)

  8. What a lovely respite from the bustle of the city - right in the midst of it!

  9. How wonderful to see that little oasis in the hustle and bustle of city life! Suzy x

  10. What a beautiful place to sit in the midst of the busy activity of the city. I love the bleeding hearts and all the other flowers there.

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  12. It's so important to have these green refuges in the city.
    Yours is beautifully planted with the perennial border Linda.
    I hope there is a seating area where the office workers can relax while they have their lunch in the sunshine!
    I've been working a little in one of our beach suburbs that has become a city. The beach area is lovely but too far to walk to at lunch time. The central business area has several areas with seating to sit and eat lunch - but sadly it's all concrete with no trees or garden, the only saving grace was the sparrows hopping about looking for crumbs! Very poor planning in my opinion.
    Shane ♥

  13. What is the name of those violet flowers? They look very pretty! :)
    It's great that you have a lil green area in the middle of the city.
    Still European cities look very nature-friendly to me.
    Seoul is just busy and not so many green area.