Vancouver is going to be giving us a whole lot of places to stop and smell the flowers. 18 to be exact! That’s right. Vancouver is looking to set up 18 natural landscapes and wildflower gardens across the city.
The new gardens will be easier to maintain, as well as have wild grasses and flowers that are native to the area. Yes, believe it or not, white roses are not naturally found in Vancouver.
Vancouver Park Board says there will be naturalized meadows in these areas (parks, boulevards and golf courses)-https://t.co/k14N5ICGR4
— Meera Bains (@Meerakati) April 27, 2021
Around 37 hectares across the city have been set aside for this new project. These gardens will also provide habitats for all sorts of insects and other fauna in the area, while also being very beautiful to visit and look at.
The parks where we’ll see these new meadows are:
- Almond Park
- China Creek North Park
- CRAB Park at Portside
- David Lam Park
- East Park
- 3434 Falaise Ave
- Jericho Park
- Killarney Park
- Locarno Park
- Memorial South Park
- New Brighton Park
- Oak Meadows
- Prince of Wales Park
- Queen Elizabeth Park
- Stanley Park
- West Memorial Park
As well as several boulevards and golf courses. Check out the map right here.
What this means is that you’ll no longer have to drive 30 minutes outside the city to see some of the nature that this area has to offer. And we consider that a big win!
If you want to learn more about the project, head on over here.