High up in the rooftops of The Plaza, a Fairmont managed hotel in New York City, overlooking Central Park with its native wildflower meadows, a new Bee Hotel surrounded by bee-friendly blooms, shimmers in the sun.
About us: how we are growing!
River of Flowers aims to inspire or initiate safe routes through cities for bees and other pollinators by creating floral forage trails or ‘rivers’ of wildflowers and wild flowering trees through urban landscapes, to design creative botanical solutions for pollinators and address air pollution issues in the urban environment.
A new River of Flowers has been created in Warsaw! Read the latest Wild City Blog Breaking New Ground about the Vistula River Restoration Project.
Is your city on the River of Flowers Map? To get your city registered as a River of Flowers city, we need the location of at least one public place where wild plants already grow or which you have plan to plant with wildflowers and trees. Three wild places would be an ideal start!
River of Flowers designs creative botanical soutions for pollinators in cities such as: the Honeycomb Meadow, an instant wildflower meadow, the Grand Honeycomb Bee Hotel, a nesting space for solitary bees and the V-Bee Restaurant, a vertical, wall-hung wildflower meadow.
River of Flowers is an International Bee Sustainable Partner with the Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Group on its Bee Sustainable Initiative, a global programme to support bee health through habitat development and maintenance including the provision of forage, see our latest news item: A Bee Hotel Blooms in Manhattan. We advise on the construction of healthy Bee Hotels for cavity-nesting solitary bees and the curation of indigenous wildflower planting in Bee Restaurants at various Fairmont Hotels around the world, which helps us to create new Rivers of Flowers in each city.
River of Flowers is an active partner with Buglife's project Urban Buzz aiming to create eight new Buzzing Cities in England and Wales for pollinators, transforming mown and unused urban sites into 200 hectares of rich and vibrant habitat for pollinating insects in local Buzzing Hotspots. Urban Buzz projects in Birmingham, Cardiff, Plymouth and York were started in 2015, and Bristol, Ipswich, Leeds, Leicester will commence in 2017. There are Rivers of Flowers already in Bristol, Cardiff and York so if you created any wildflower gardens, please add these Buzzing Hotspots to the Urban Buzz interactive map here.
River of Flowers aims to develop links with other environmentally-conscious organisations to create more urban foraging and nesting places by working with artists, designers, engineers and scientists to bring art, science, engineering and urban ecology together in a way, which resonates with humans and non-humans in the city. See our new Facebook page Bees Beyond Borders for videos on bees: What's happening to the bees? All those who love wild bees and freedom are invited to join.
River of Flowers has started the 'Grow Your Own Health' project, which will involve supporting patients and their families in planting wildflower meadows in health care institutions such as clinics, hospitals and hospices. More on this soon......
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