Westville Roundabout - The Roundabout Gardeners

Volunteer Leader(s):

Denise and David Roundabout Gardeners
Denise Webb

Neighborhood: Westville/Amity

Type of Site: Streetscape Streetscape

Address: West Park Ave at Elm street, NEW HAVEN, CT, 06515


Photo Gallery

Roundabout Before Summer 2017
Roundabout After summer 2017

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2017 Greenspace Report

Project Narrative This group had its first season this year, rallying around an overgrown roundabout located at West Park Ave and Elm street. The Roundabout was installed about 5 years ago as a traffic calming measure, but fell into disrepair and became an eyesore and safety hazard. Neighbors wanted to get together to fix up the intersection to make it a safer, more pleasant location. They met twice a week during the summer to restore the roundabout through lots of shoveling of soil, mulch and stone, and planting shrubs, perennials, and a tree. One major achievement of the group was bringing neighbors together who didn’t know one another before!

2017 Accomplishments

  • 1 trees planted (Amelanchier (shadbush, shadblow, serviceberry))
  • 17 shrubs planted (Inkberry (Ilex glabra) x 4, Spirea x 6, Potentilla x7)
  • 17 perennials planted (In circle: catmint x 7; In surrounding area: catmint x 9, Agastache x 1 )
  • 1.0 yards compost spread
  • 4.0 yards mulch spread
  • 9 events
  • 8 volunteers
  • 49 volunteer hours