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Palm Beach Island’s good neighbours

July 16, 2010

Poet Robert Frost once said:

“Good fences make good neighbours.”

On Palm Beach Island this has been taken to the max where fences give way to lush green hedges metres high, perfectly pruned and shaped some like little maids all in a row, well… maybe not so little.

by Cate

Hedges mean privacy for the residents living on the island, which is often flooded with voyeurs vying for a glimpse into priviledge and wealth.

Apart from the small but exclusive shopping centre, several strips of sand and golf courses, there really is nothing to see on this island of wealth, but if you’re into hedges this place has rich pickings.

by Cate

There is also very little in the way of sidewalks, I suspect it’s to deter pedestrians from infilitrating the Palm Beach scene. On the other hand when a sidewalk is available, it is a great place to wander around: no groups taking over the sidewalk, cyclists racing past you or caller yelling down a phone. The island is the place to go for some peace. Just you and the hedges.

by Cate

So Robert Frost was right and incredibly insightful. Substitute fences for hedges and you have a good neighbour: tall, colourful, private, quiet. These leafy neighbours don’t judge or gossip. Perfect!

by Cate

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7 Comments
  1. July 17, 2010 10:11 pm

    Palm Beach really doesn’t encourage much walking with those sparse sidewalks and hedges blocking everything. I’d much prefer flower gardens.

    • July 19, 2010 3:23 pm

      I think there is another reason why walking is discouraged around this place, something to do with being un-Palm Beach Island.

  2. July 18, 2010 5:29 pm

    those are some big hedges!

  3. July 18, 2010 7:46 pm

    Great information! I’ve been looking for something like this for a while now. Thanks!

  4. July 20, 2010 8:01 am

    That is so nice! It’s true you can’t see the big houses behind them but at least everywhere you walk it’s green, and green brings me joy 🙂

    • July 20, 2010 9:38 am

      True Laura at least it’s green and not some old rotten fence or steel razor wire.

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