About us: how we are growing!

River of Flowers is taking a new direction in 2015! Come with us on our exciting new journey as we:

LIAISE with new partners to create more urban foraging gardens in River of Flowers cities including the Bankside Urban Forest, Bee Bristol, Buglife, Get Bristol Buzzing and the Manchester Galleries Partnership, and in new cities at home and abroad to start new Rivers of Flowers. Contacts have already been in touch with us about AscenciónDublin, Leeds, Lewes and Mumbaiso if you live in any of these cities, please contact us about any wild places that you know about in your city. To get these cities on the map, we need the locations of three public places where wild plants already grow or new wild enclaves are being planned.

COMMUNICATE our ideas more effectively by working with artists and designers on installations, which bring art, science and urban ecology together in a way that resonates with people, River of Flowers has designed floral and verdant patchworks, hexagonal and triangular planters full of specific wild nectar and larval food plants, living installations that can flow over city squares and open spaces to raise awareness of the importance of urban pollinators. 

CONTACT US at info@riverofflowers.org for further information.


Bee Sense

bee jon sullivan (PD Photography)

For many years now, studies have shown that bees can be trained to differentiate between a variety of tastes and smells (1). Although the bee has a similar sense of smell to that of a human, it has a very different sense of taste.

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