August 3, 2022
New community garden opens in Burnaby, B.C.
Steamworks Brewing Company, Para Space Landscaping, members of the British Columbia Nursery and Landscape Association (BCNLA) and the Green Cities Foundation partnered in the summer of 2021 to renovate an ignored and underutilized area in Burnaby, B.C. — transforming it into a public greenspace for the benefit and enjoyment of the community. The park features outdoor seating, a wooden pergola, a pollinator garden installed in raised hexagonal wooden planter beds and a “bee hotel” to support a healthy pollinator insect population.
BCNLA members donated materials and labour for the project while Steamworks will provide the ongoing maintenance and stewardship of the greenspace as a commitment to the improvement and beautification of the neighbourhood. A grand opening celebration was held June 29, 2022.
Project supporters include: Art’s Nursery Atkinson Landscaping, Bishop Landscaping, Blue Pine Enterprises, Coastal Irrigation, Dick’s Lumber, East Richmond Nursery, Exemplar Horticulture, GardenWorks, Golden Spruce Habitat Systems, Kato’s Nursery, Para Space Landscaping, SteamWorks Brewing, and Terralink Horticulture Total Ground Effects. Learn more a gcfoundation.ca.