Epic Pollen Hotels in Wynyard Quarter become a Pollen Hotspot
The entire length of the western side of Darby Street in the heart of Wynyard Quarter is lined with wooden planter boxes full of flowers and edible plants that together comprise many square meters of food for bees. Each of these planter boxes is a Pollen Hotel.
Alongside these planter boxes, thousands of New Zealand natives have been planted that line the entire street. Canopy trees like Pohutukawa, Kowhai and lower growing plants like Harakeke( NZ flax). They are planted in such density that in spring they will suddenly provide an abundant amount of pollen and nectar for bees.
Together these edible and native plantings provide a sustainable food source for bees all year round making a sizable contribution to The Park.
Darby Street has transformed into a Pollen Hotspot.
All of the plants for this landscape project come entirely from stock grown by the nursery owned and run by local iwi Ngati Whatua 0 Orakei at Takaparawhau ( Bastion Point).
This Nursery initiative provides a real way for the local iwi to revive its traditional connections with the land.