THE PARK

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Bees know no boundaries. Their flight path can reconnect private backyards, balconies, offices, berms, and public spaces into one collective social sculpture called The Park.

The heart of The Park is six beehives located in the centre of Auckland City. These bees need safe food sources to survive.

Plant new or locate existing bee food sources — Pollen Hotels — to make a pollen park.

Add a photo of your Pollen Hotel to this map and the bees will gift you some honey when it is harvested. By posting a Pollen Hotel you will help visualise our city's emergence into a pollen park.

The Park has been initiated by Sarah Smuts Kennedy and Taarati Taiaroa and supported by POP — a Waitemata Local Board arts initiative.

Website Programming: Sue-Li Tasker Yeo

Victoria park

Calendula mustard clover by bees

Contributed by Daisuke yamada

Victoria park

White clover with a bee!

Victoria park

Calendar mustard clover by the bees

Contributed by Helen

Victoria park

Wild flowers in the park

Contributed by Fiona Auld

Victoria Park

Clover in the park, wildflower

Victoria park

Flowers in the park blah

Contributed by Kim and Wendy

Victoria park

Flowers in the park beside beehive

Contributed by Barbara

Victoria park

Pohutakawa flower on tree blah

Contributed by David

Fowler Ave, Mt. Albert

Basil growing in this previously unused, now repurposed baby buggy. I think I love the basil almost as much as the bugs do.

Contributed by Brett

Fowler Ave, Mt. Albert

Lovely yellow pumpkin flowers look like gramophones to me, but to the bees they look like a convenience store.

Contributed by Brett

Fowler Ave, Mt. Albert

This little patch of grass was planted for groundcover, then it burst forward with these lovely little flower stalks. Enjoy!

Contributed by Brett

Fowler Ave, Mt. Albert

I'm pretty sure that the English word for Hibiscus is "Delicious", but who cares? They're beautiful!

Contributed by Brett

Fowler Ave, Mt. Albert

I'm not sure what this is (it came with the house), but the bees seem to enjoy frolicking in, on, and around it.

Contributed by Brett

Fowler Ave, Mt. Albert

I read recently that dandelions are a cornerstone of the bee's diet. I no longer pull them up when they grow in the garden now. Watch your step!

Contributed by Brett

Fowler Avenue, Mt Albert 1025

Pumpkin Blossoms growing up the fence are a lovely treat for passing bees.

Contributed by Brett Armstrong

back garden at 26 Tawa Rd. One Tree Hill

swimming pool removed and garden planted

475 Mahurangi west

White hebe in bee garden

Contributed by Hamish coney

475 Mahurangi west road

Purple Hebe in bee garden

Contributed by Hamish coney

18 Lambeth Rd, Mt Eden

Bees loving a boysenberry patch

Contributed by Kaye

18 Lambeth Rd, Mt Eden

Bright lights beets and cavolo nero

Contributed by Kaye

18 Lambeth Rd, Mt Eden

Pumpkin Setting fruit in back garden

Contributed by Kaye

corner of Old Mill Road and View Road

Lavender along a fence line in front garden

Contributed by Iris Marama

Cnr Old Mill Road and View Road, Westmere

Flowering hedge near fence line

Contributed by Tracey Williams

86 Old Mill Road, Westmere

Plantings on a grass verge

Contributed by Iris Marama

86 Old Mill Road, Westmere

Flowering bush on fence line in front garden

Contributed by Tracey Williams

Grey Lynn Community Centre

Hebes outside community centre along the wall

Contributed by Tracey Williams

6 Willcott Street, Mount Albert

Flowering chrysanthemums in a courtyard garden

Contributed by Victoria Wynne-Jones

192 Richmond Road

Flowering bush in front garden

Contributed by Tracey Williams

Corner of Farrar Street and Richmond Road

Bush at the base of a power pole

Contributed by Tracey Williams

43 Rose Road

Hedge in a front garden

Contributed by Tracey Williams

Flowers on k road

Rose and chrysanthemum

Contributed by Jenna shin

18 Lambeth Rd, Mt Eden

Giant sunflower on the berm

Contributed by Kaye

near 18 Tuarangi Road

A bush with lots of flowers on a road side bank

Contributed by Deborah Yates

18 Lambeth Rd, Mt Eden

Molly Cummings hibiscus in front farden

Contributed by Kaye

39 Rose Road

Huge lavender bush growing along a fence line

Contributed by Rob Thomas

Corner of Sussex Street and Rose Road, Grey Lynn

Wildflowers growing at the base of a road sign

Contributed by Vernon Tava

Grosvenor Street, Grey Lynn

Unmown grass on the sidewalk

Contributed by Iris Marama

Elgin Street, Grey Lynn

Unmown berm on the road side

Contributed by Tracey Williams

Beaconsfield Street, Grey Lynn

Unmown berm on the road side

Contributed by Tracey Williams

18 Lambeth Rd, Mt Eden

First zucchini in flower and ready to stuff

Contributed by Kaye

18 Lambeth Rd, Mt Eden

First lemon cucumbers blooming and setting

Contributed by Kaye

18 Lambeth Rd, Mt Eden

White freesias revealing themselves in spring

Contributed by Kaye

18 Lambeth Rd, Mt Eden

Feijoas in flower: can't wait until fall

Contributed by Kaye

cnr Richmond Road and Lincoln Streets, Ponsonby

Lavender growing around a power pole

Contributed by Christopher Dempsey

184 Richmond Road

Hibiscus growing around a power pole

Contributed by Greg Moyle

182 Richmond Road

Hydrangeas along a fence line

Contributed by Shale Chambers

18 Lambeth Rd

Sweetpeas looking as glorious as they smell

Contributed by Kaye

18 Lambeth Rd

Cantaloupe growing and flowering. Yum.

Contributed by Kaye

18 Lambeth Rd

Echinops looking glorious in blue

Contributed by Kaye

18 Lambeth Road

Plum blossoms full of promise

Contributed by Kaye

Back Yard freemans Park / Freemans Bay

one set of self seeding plants (don't know name) still flowering heading into autumn

Contributed by Chris

1 Duke St, Northcote Point, Auckland

Borage Flower in the vegetable garden

Contributed by Richard Orjis

18 Jacinta Grove

Lemon Balm herb in the centre of herb spiral.

Contributed by Margaret

18 Jacinta Grove

Pink Dahlia in back yard beside dessert garden.

Contributed by Margaret

18 Jacinta Grove, Swanson

Moulin Rouge Sunflower in full sun by the front door.

Contributed by Margaret Little

Unitech Sanctuary Gardens

Blue Echium grown at our community garden

Victoria park

New mustard, calendula and clover at the beehives in Victoria park

1 Amandale Ave, Mt Albert

Well-established Hydrangeas along a fenceline

Contributed by Hoani Smith

45 Ivanhoe Road, Grey Lynn

A berm in the process of being turned into a flower garden. The owner's garden is lush with flowering plants of all kinds.

Contributed by Hoani Smith

Front garden 34 Rawene Ave Westmere

Crocuses/Croci growing in front garden

Contributed by Suzy Timpson

Waitarua - Freemans Bay Park.

Wildflowers and stone fruit trees

15 Kelly St. Mt Eden back garden

Hydrangeas bushes. In back garde

Contributed by Rachel Power

Growing over fence between 34 and 36 West End Rd

The last flower of the season on this Northern Rata (we think and hope!)

Contributed by Jym

Back garden, 36 West End Rd

Variant of hebe originating from Kaipara Harbour, growing next to the fence where our neighbour's feijoa tree hangs over

Contributed by Biddy

Garden 9 Parliament St. Akl Central

Terrace Pot in home garden

Contributed by Grant and Charlotte Chilcott

76 rosier road glen eden

Rosemary planted in front of room 5

Contributed by Dalian and arahia prospect school

76 rosier road

Bee flowers with some honey bees on some flowers

Contributed by jazmin from prospect school

76 rosier road

Bee flowers with some honey bees on some flowers

Contributed by jazmin from prospect school

76 rosier road

Bee flowers with some honey bees on some flowers

Contributed by jazmin from prospect school

76 rosier road

Bee flowers with some honey bees on some flowers

Contributed by jazmin from prospect school

76 rosier road

Bee flowers with some honey bees on some flowers

Contributed by jazmin from prospect school

76 rosier road

Bee flowers with some honey bees on some flowers

Contributed by jazmin from prospect school

76 rosier rd

Lovely Rosemary plant honey bees love it

Contributed by Sam Jessie forth in from prospect school

76 rosier road glen Eden

Borage planted by the children in room 6

Contributed by Dalian and arahia from prospect school

76 Rosier Road, Glen Eden

Pumpkin flowers with a honeybee inside

Contributed by Prospect School

Front garden, 8 Ryden Place, Glen Eden, Auckland 0602

Rosemary planted for humans and for bees

Contributed by Hazel Andrews

51 Dryden st, Grey Lynn, 1021

Bee in a flowering artichoke plant

Contributed by Abby Hosking

Victoria Park

Taarati and Sarah sowing mustard seed

Contributed by Terry Urbahn

The Auckland Zoo

Hebe at back of lizard enclosure

Contributed by Marie Cheeseman

The zoo

Rosemary with a bee working on it

Contributed by Marie Cheeseman

Auckland zoo

Bees on Rosemary at Auckland zoo

Zoo

Zoo flowers (weeds)

Contributed by Aishwarya

The zoo

Rosemary with a bee working on it

Contributed by Marie Cheeseman

Auckland Zoo

Rosemary flowers at Auckland Zoo

Contributed by Andy Kwak

Auckland Zoo

In garden bed at Auckland Zoo

Contributed by Sally Mcnair

Auckland Zoo

Flowers grown at the auckland zoo to provide bee food

Contributed by Jina Hong

Education area

Rosemary creeping in the back area

Contributed by Kelly Daniel

40 western springs road auckland

front garden haven for bees and butterflies

Contributed by mary

Vegetable garden at our home 197 Tahekeroa Rd, Makarau

Garden flowers (fruit trees and veges), wild flowers, lawn flowers, and surprisingly willow and poplar trees in the autumn (some kind of secreation from their leaves that the bees love)

Contributed by Mostly Maria

Back garden, Turakina St, Grey Lynn.

Lotus x 3 (and a frog)! Borage forever! roses with plum trees, Ti Kouka. Limes and lemons rocket bolted parsley flowering Pohutukawa planted 25 years ago.

Contributed by Karena way, with a little help from andrew

Balcony, 8/81 Beresford St West

Lemon Verbena, Thyme and other seasonal flowers

Contributed by Elle Loui

The deck of 7 Claremont st, Grafton

Cosmos, Salvia, a large Rosemary and Borage teem with bees and entertain local cats

Contributed by Ziggy and Lucy

Arch Hill Farm. Commercial Rd, Grey Lynn.

experiments in abundance on 380m2. Wildflowers, fruit and veg that's allowed to flower and go to seed. And a bunch of Manuka and Kanuka to keep them busy too.

Contributed by Aaron & The Chooks

Corner of Williamson Ave and Coleridge Street

Flowers planted around a powerpole

Contributed by Tracey Williams

Back garden at 80 Hepburn St, Freemans Bay

My back garden purposely grown for attracting bees

Contributed by Lien

Greenkeepers Cafe garden in Victoria Park

Bee loving flowers outside the Greenkeepers Cafe in Victoria Park

Contributed by Trina

33 Ponsonby Terrace, Ponsonby

Calendulas, sweet pea, flowering French beans, thyme, sunflowers, strawberries and citrus

Contributed by Anna BW

Berm outside 16 Firth Road, Grey Lynn

Cosmos, Pineapple Sage, Marigolds etc planted on the berm

Contributed by Pippa Coom, Waitemata Local Board

Savage Memorial Park Tamaki Drive Orakei

Alyssum and Antirrhinum in open flier beds

Contributed by Anne Macmillan

8 Pratt St Freemans Bay

Bee-friendly wildflowers grown on bare roadside corner and in my own garden. A "wild" colony of bees has been found in one of our oak trees. Please contact me.

Contributed by Rachel

Back garden 21 Hakanoa St. Grey Lynn

Hebe, Granny's Bonnet, citrus, nasturtiums, brassicas, boarage

Contributed by Tina Worrall

Ponsonby

Flowers fill the garden this summer

Contributed by Pamela

Mt Eden Garden

The vegetable garden is full of flowers

Contributed by Gil

Mission Bay

Native Hebes and Native lily in flower

Looking over the fence at Grey Lynn Community Garden,

looking at the Grey Lynn Community Garden

Contributed by Levi

back garden, 41 Burwood Cres Remuera 1050

very green fruit and herb garden with pohutakawa's behind

front garden 12 Alberta STreet. Point Chevalier

lavender plants flowering along the front deck

Contributed by Anne Nicolson and AnneThea McGill

back garden 12 Alberta STreet. Point Chevalier

onion flower head and other lovely bee food

Contributed by Anne Nicolson and AnneThea McGill

back garden 12 Alberta STreet. Point Chevalier

cabbage tree in flower at dusk

Contributed by Anne Nicolson and AnneThea McGill

front garden 12 Alberta STreet. Point Chevalier

Nasturtium growing wild under fejoa hedge

Contributed by Anne Nicolson and AnneThea McGill

School Gardens, Prospect Primary School, 76 Rosier Road, Glen Eden

Rosemary bush, Calendula flowers, Borage, Mint

Contributed by Prospect Enviro Students

Garden at 902 Mt Eden Road

A variety of flowering vegetables, herbs and ornamentals (incl. thyme, sage, calendula, borage, lavender, nasturtiums, kale, artichoke, sweet pea, pelargoniums). Mostly visited by bumblebees, but increasingly honeybees too.

Contributed by Ariane

On a balcony at the Grand Chancellor Hotel

Lime, Lemon, Rosemary, Thyme and Blueberry – all in pots

Samoa house lane

Wild flowers growing out of concrete

Contributed by Derek

Front garden 4/57 Hepburn St, Freemans Bay, Auckland

Manuka - planted as seedling c2002 flowers best in Spring but also other times of year.

Driveway at 13 Don Croot Street

Snakeflower succulents seem very popular with bees

Front Garden, 1/13 Don Croot Street, Morningside

Nasturtiums and borage, both self-sown

Fisher Point Drive, Beaumont Quarter

My top deck is planted with Manuka, kanuka and lavender. This pic: I've filled these two planter boxes with a blend of bee pollen plants all about to flower! :)

Contributed by Billy who helped with the shopping and planting of this garden. Julia who I live with at Beaumont Quarter and who waters the garden daily.

Symonds Street corner Grafton Bridge

Front of park area with bed of lavender like flowers that are in full bloom.

Contributed by David Torres

Western springs college

Overgrown lawn with dandelion, clover, and wild flowers

Contributed by Petera Pomare

Back garden, 11 Montrose St Pt Chevalier

Rosemary , lavender, lemons and clover

Roof garden at 9 Parliament Street

Borage flowers (and other vegetables going to seed) in our building's shared roof garden.

Contributed by Jeremy Hansen, Cameron Law, Michael Lett, Samuel Holloway

BeezThingz HQ

Bees feeding on the flowers of our cacti

Garden, Waterview

Borage and kale growing in the garden. I like to add lots of mustard (as well as other bee attracting plants) as a ground cover over winter to attract bees.

Contributed by Claire Mahoney

Cnr of England and Costley St, Freemans Bay

Pesticide free Wisteria draped over fence

Contributed by Heather Sinclair

Beaumont Quarter, St Marys Bay

Borage and calendula (about to flower) at the top of a home-made vertical garden made from a wooden pallet and coffee sacks.

Contributed by Anton and Catherine

Beaumont Quarter, St Mary's Bay

Violas and herbs planted in home-made vertical garden using a wooden pallet and coffee sacks

Contributed by Catherine and Anton

front boundary, 44 Picton St

flowering Michelia Gracipes hedge to attract the bees [along with lots of feijoa trees and gardenia plants in the garden]

Contributed by Gabrielle and Oscar

Front of Whitespace at 12 Crummer Rd, Ponsonby

hybrid Pohutukawa planted on the bern attracts lots of bees and flowers constantly

Contributed by Deborah White

Pasture Painting #5 (Ian McKinnon Drive - outside Golf Warehouse)

Forage peas, blue and white lupins

Contributed by Taarati Taiaroa, Sarah Smuts-Kennedy, Richard Orjis

Allendale Road, Mt Albert

Blossoming trees on the footpath

Contributed by Giulia Rodighiero

2a Fowler Ave, Mt Albert

Rosemary (in photo), thyme, lemon tree, mandarin tree

Contributed by Fort Fowler

Riddell Rd Glendowie

Lavender, alyssum, hyssop and calendula planted with loving care by LC and IC

Contributed by GG

30 wanganui ave, ponsonby

Gordonia tree in front garden. Large and constantly flowering with lots of bees

Contributed by Ngarie kerse

3 Ireland St

Veggie patch plus wildflowers borage, calendula, alyssum, rosemary, lavender, foxglove,phacalia

Contributed by Abbie

Front lawn 53 Sunnyside Road, Sunnyvale

Lawn left to the wild flowers in spring

Contributed by Natasha and Stephen

Kelmarna Gardens, 12 Hukanui Cres, Herne Bay

a flourishing organic garden in the city with an emphasis on healing. 2 acres of vegetables, herbs, flowers and fruit that provide sanctuary and growth for all. WE LOVE BEES!!!!

Contributed by Julie

Back garden, Pt England

Under construction. larkspur,hollyhocks, delphiniums, fox gloves under sown with a mix if wildflower & pollinator seed mix.

Contributed by Rachel

258 Sandringham Rd

Herb spiral planted with rosemary, lavender, californian poppies, feverfew, chives, nasturtiums, puha, and nz spinach.

Contributed by Tony

25 Brewster Ave Morningside

flowering plants inside a car tyre and plastic barrel

Courtyard Fisher-Point Drive

Pansies and Primroses. Also have lots of herbs planted in pots, including thymes, calendula, St John's Wort, lemon balm, lemon verbena and oregano but they are not currently flowering.

Contributed by Elly

Front side garden of 28a Brewster ave, morningside

Fejioas , lemon and line amongst cobbled path and wood storage

Pasture Painting #6 (Boston Road)

Two connected circles planted in crimson clover

Contributed by Taarati Taiaroa, Sarah Smuts-Kennedy and Richard Orjis

63 Fisher-Point Drive, Freemans Bay

Camellia hedge at the front of the house

Bali Bungalows apartment

pasture flowers (seeds from pollen painting workshop)growing inside, getting ready to go outside in the shared courtyard for the bees

Contributed by Poppy the Pixie

50 Kitchener Road, Milford

Just a wee part of a very colorful garden!!

Contributed by Emma

63 Seafield View Rd, Grafton

Lavender, white alyssum, begonias, roses, snapdragons, thyme, dandelions,

Contributed by Olivia

59 Wellesley St E, Auckland

Tyre Garden given to the Tamariki @ the centre. The garden was made as part of the ROOTS Pollinate Programme by the Treader team

Contributed by ROOTS, Treader tribe

16 Howe St, Freemans Bay - Auckland Girls Grammar

Vertical Garden made from wood pallets as part of the ROOTS_Pollinate Project.

Contributed by ROOTS Creative Entrepreneurs, Megan Fermo (Student)

Freemans Bay, Hepburn Street

Brassica going to seed in veg garden

Contributed by Annie Rowntree

Pasture Painting #3 (Gladstone rd)

Triangle pointing towards beehives in Victoria Park, positioned on north/south axis. Planted in yellow mustard and dandelions.

Contributed by Taarati Taiaroa, Sarah Smuts-Kennedy, Richard Orjis

Pasture Painting #4 (Western Springs)

60 degree angle with no point. Inside angle faces beehives in Victoria Park. Planted in yellow mustard and dandelions.

Contributed by Taarati Taiaroa, Sarah Smuts-Kennedy, Richard Orjis

Corner of Kelmarna Ave and Trinity Street

Rosemary in roadside berms all down the street

Westmere physio 65A Old Mill Rd

Fatsia japonica and dizzy lizzies under the giant grape fruit tree

Contributed by Chuck Joseph, Louise Rive, Annabel Cave and Tejo van Schie

48 Tutanekai Street, Grey lynn

Self-seeded Fatsia japonica in the native garden by the chicken coop

Contributed by Doris de Pont and Tejo van Schie

Corner Old Mill Road and West View Road

Planting on the berm under a tree, rosemary, white alyssum, roses and lavender

4th floor balcony, 220 Victoria Street West

Planter boxes with lavender and rosemary

Albert Park

Part of a larger flower bed in the Park

Albert Park

Red Poppy field in the park

Victoria Park Market Volunteer Community Garden

Help yourself to herbs.

Contributed by Andrew Mackenzie, Ines Burzig, Brendan

Daldy St, Wynyard Quarter

Wooden planter boxes of flowers and vegetables line the street

Madden St, Wynyard Quarter

12 concrete hynds pipes planted with olive trees and creeping rosemary

Corner of Victoria Street West and Kitchener Street

Mixed flowers planted into a rock wall planter on the side of the footpath

First floor balcony, 15 Blake St

Geraniums, wildflowers and herbs in plastic containers

Pasture Painting #2 (St Marks)

True South and East seeded in gradients of white clover and blue lupins

Contributed by Sarah Smuts Kennedy, Taarati Taiaroa and Richard Orjis

Pasture Painting #1 (Curran st)

True North and West seeded in gradients of white clover and blue lupins

Contributed by Sarah Smuts Kennedy, Taarati Taiaroa and Richard Orjis

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