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Beautifying your boulevard and street

Boulevard garden with traffic circle garden in background

Street gardens lead to more than beautiful streets. Ultimately, street gardens benefit the entire city.

Whether you are a volunteer tending to gardens on the City's traffic circles, or you are planting gardens on the boulevard next to your property, you are helping to personalilze your neighbourhood, and foster a sense of community pride and ownership.

Learn what opportunities are available for you to contribute to your community as a street gardener, and get gardening guidelines and safety tips.

Green streets volunteer program

Gardening on traffic calming spaces

You can volunteer to beautify traffic calming areas in your neighbourhood. Learn about becoming a Green Streets volunteer gardener.

Boulevards near your property

Gardening on boulevards

Did you know you can garden on the boulevard next to your property? Get the City's guidelines, including clearance and measurment requirements, for boulevard gardens.

Help to create and maintain green spaces in Vancouver

Book exchange on traffic calmed garden in East Vancouver

Gardening guidelines

Learn our guidelines for gardening in Vancouver's boulevards, traffic circles, and street-corner bulges.

Garden safely on City streets

Safe gardening on streets

Gardens on City streets are close to vehicle traffic. You can keep yourself safe while gardening if you remember these tips.

Traffic garden on curb bulge

Recommended plant list

Ensure plants used in street gardens will provide visual enjoyment all year long. View the list of shrubs and plants that fluorish well in Vancouver, and meet Green Streets height requirements.

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Apply to be a Green Streets volunteerGardening on traffic calming spacesGardening on boulevardsSafe gardening on streetsRecommended plant listGardening guidelines