Urban gardens


Urban Pollinators Project

The Urban Pollinators project is researching insect pollinators in urban habitats in the UK. The project is funded under the UK Insect Pollinators Initiative and runs from 2011 until 2014. The project is led by the University of Bristol, with academic partners at the University of Reading, University of Leeds, University of Edinburgh.


Monitor of Engagement with the Natural Environment

MENE captures information on all visits to the natural environment, including visits to local informal green space, undertaken by TNS for Natural England, Defra and the Forestry Commission


Urban greening

RHS urban greening project


Matt Davies’ Ballast seed sounds

The secret sounds of plants from the Ballast Seed Garden. Hear clicks, gurgles and more unusual noises as they respond to light and water recorded by sound artist Matt Davies.


Seeds of Change: A Floating Ballast Seed Garden

A permanent Ballast Seed Garden on Bristol’s Floating Harbour, populated with a variety of non-native plants, creating a living history of the city’s trade and maritime past.