Beauty and biodiversity.
Who We Are
We are a group of civic-minded MIssissauga residents who love gardening and want to do what we can to help the environment and promote community well-being. We developed the mission and goals of Blooming Boulevards in early 2019 and after a highly successful three-year pilot program, we are focused on growing our programs and activities to accomplish even more.
Our group is dedicated to help our city’s neighbourhoods meet environmental, economic and social challenges of climate change. Grass-root respect for conserving resources grows when people have chances to meaningfully interact with nature. A linked network of accessible boulevard gardens along residential streets provides habitat for native species, opportunities for community engagement and supports Mississauga’s Living Green Master Plan.
To promote a resilient, biodiverse ecosystem by creating sustainable boulevard garden networks, and to add vibrant character to neighbourhoods by fostering a spirit of community pride.
We are creating networks of residential boulevard gardens that serve as a corridor for native pollinator population movement, enabling bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects to reach each other.
We propagate the plants we use for the boulevard gardens, using seeds we collect locally. with written permission from landowners, using ethical native seed collection protocols established by Mississauga Parks and Forestry.
- To design a cohesive pollinator habitat garden network that connects with the neighbourhood and promotes human and environmental well-being.
To involve neighbourhood groups and local residents in planning, installing, maintaining and promoting the gardens.
To provide pollinators with linked food and habitat sites year-round to support population growth and species diversity.
To conserve resilience of local native plant species by fostering genetic diversity.
To expand the garden network by producing quality seed and plant yields from local native species for distribution to the local community.