Creating naturalized pollinator meadows on park managed lands.
What are pollinator meadows?
Pollinator meadows are intentionally naturally managed areas in designated parks and on park-managed golf courses and boulevards.
The meadows will produce a variety of blooms from common dandelions to native lupines to attract pollinator bees, butterflies, and birds and will be open for park users to explore and enjoy.
Bees, birds, and butterflies
Pollinator meadows have many benefits, including:
- Improved habitat for beneficial species of plants and animals, including birds bees and butterflies
- Cooler temperatures in the air benefiting visitors
- More moisture in our soils for longer, helping trees during periods of drought.
- Less carbon emissions during maintenance
- More diverse and exciting park landscapes for people to enjoy
When meadows bloom
The meadow grasses and wildflowers will grow longer in late spring and throughout the summer. The blooms will change through the seasons, and the areas will be maintained regularly.
There are 25 parks and golf courses across Vancouver growing swathes of naturalized meadows, for you to visit and enjoy. Meander through them or sit and have a picnic. Count the flowers and watch the pollinators. Plus, this year the naturalized meadows will be extended to road boulevards and medians, creating over 11km of important pollinator pathways through our city.