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A Butterfly Expedition at City Park, Nairobi

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As participants gathered at the Park entrance we were treated to a pair of skipper butterflies, doing quick hops around a short duranta bush. Immediately we are introduced to the first lesson of the day; you can tell a butterfly’s family by how they fly. According to the expert present, the Skipper butterflies belong to […]

A Competition to Redesign the Fish Pond Area of City Park (Deadline Extension)

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Are you a young professional, student, or an individual interested in design; focused in the area of landscaping? Here is an opportunity for you to exercise your competitive skills. The Kenya Horticultural Society (KHS), in conjunction with Friends of City Park, would like to invite you to take part in redesigning the fish pond area […]

Shrub, Succulents and flower planting at City Park’s Reclaimed Entrance Section – Wednesday 21st 9am-12noon

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Dr. Najma Dharani coordinated the planting once more and Dr. Mark Nicholson (Brackenhurst Botanic Garden, Limuru) brought in 134 rare and indigenous shrubs and did the tree labelling. Vishy Talwar, of the Flowered Earth Ltd & Vice-Chair of the Kenya Horticulture Society donated 30 red or pink Pentas lanceolata while Sheela Shah of the Really Useful Landscape Company […]

Tree Planting and Beautification of Reclaimed Section at City Park Entrance

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County staff reclaimed land at the entrance of City Park and invited Friends of City Park to partner with them about what to plant in the area. FoCP consulted experts and the consensus was to create a model indigenous forest of indigenous trees, shrubs, grass with a verge of wildflowers to attract butterflies. Luckily FoCP […]