Pollinator Garden-April 17 2021

Meet the newest addition to the Cypress Community Garden, a special native plant garden in section 3. This small section of BC plants can support native butterflies from eggs to adults.

The project is part of the David Suzuki Foundation’s national Butterflyway program. Volunteer Lee Anne Smith is the butterfly ranger for this project. Lee Anne lives at 8th & Cypress and is thrilled that the Cypress Community garden is collaborating with her. This Neighbourhood Small Grant project was funded by the Vancouver Foundation and administered by Kitsilano Neighbourhood House though the City of Vancouver’s Neighbourhood Small Grants program. Thank you to all the funders! The funds were used to purchase the plants and will also produce an informational sign post to help educate the public on what native plants can support native butterflies.

Section 3 gardeners Connie, Penny and Suzanne helped put in the first installment of plants. Information on the project, the plant list and the uses they have for butterflies will be updated frequently. Please stay tuned!