The City has completed beautification
works at the 158-year-old Ceres Temperance Hall.
Two garden beds and three large planter
pots were installed at the front of the historic hall, with Italian pencil
pines and miniature white agapanthus planted in each.
The greenery adds a pop of colour against
the sandstone backdrop while enhancing the façade of the building. Due to their
slim nature, the pines will not hide the building as they continue to grow.
The garden beds are constructed from
recycled local Barrabool sandstone to compliment the original materials of the historic
Built in 1862 for the Barrabool Hills
Total Abstinence Society, Ceres Temperance Hall is located in the semi-rural town
of Ceres, overlooking the beautiful landscape of the Barrabool Hills with views
across Geelong and the You Yangs.
The facility, which is currently closed
due to COVID-19 restrictions, is normally used by the Ceres Community Association,
and is also available to hire. Future inquiries from organisers of events, workshops,
classes, children’s parties, exhibitions and pop-ups are most welcome.
City of Greater Geelong Acting CEO Guy Wilson-Browne
Temperance Hall is an important community facility with great cultural and
historic significance for the region.
The addition landscaping
has given the building a minor facelift, highlighting the beauty of this
historic building and the sandstone from which it’s made.
It will be
nice to see people return to the hall to view the works when restrictions ease.