Brightening up the city

news: Brightening up the city

LISBON PRIMARY school children were on hand to help Lisbon Câmara President, Dr. Carmona Rodrigues, plant some winter flowers to cheer up Avenida da Liberdade recently. The clusters of red and white miniature cyclamen flowers are hardy and robust enough to withstand the rigours of the Portuguese winter and will bloom until the spring.

More than 40 children joined Rodrigues and the câmara officer for Parks and Green Spaces, Dr. António Proa.

So far, some 61,732 plants have been planted along the 9,000sqm flowerbeds that divide the central walkway of Avenida da Liberdade. Other plants used to brighten up the city’s parks and green spaces for the winter include azaleas, cupheas, violets and clorophitos, of which 2,419 were grown in the council’s greenhouses and 59,313 were bought.