Gardening on boulevards

Boulevard gardening

If you own a property next to a boulevard, you are responsible for taking care of the boulevard.

Although most boulevards are grass, there are other landscaping and gardening possibilities that are allowed in residential neighbourhoods.

If you wish to install a garden on the boulevard next to your house, read the City of Vancouver Boulevard Gardening Guidelines first to ensure your garden meets clearance and measurements requirements.

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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.


Report boulevard maintenance issues

The fastest way to report an issue a with boulevard maintenance is by using our online tool. Please note, if you own a property next to a boulevard, you are responsible for taking care of the boulevard.

Submit a request now through VanConnect now, or download the app for your mobile device.