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Tree Planting and Beautification of Reclaimed Section at City Park Entrance


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 […]

Forest and Garden Plants of City Park

Bouganvillea with an Albizia tree in the background

The forest and garden plants of City Park are one of the few green spaces in the city of Nairobi that interrupt the expansive ‘concrete jungle’ with serenity and life. They offer the opportunity for plant enthusiasts and naturalists to learn about plants and make botanical explorations.  They clean up the air and bring the needed serenity for […]

Create your own Pollinator Garden in any space–we’ll tell you how.

Bushveldt Orange-tip Butterfly. Photo by P. Usher.

It was time to create a pollinator garden in City Park.  The park consists of botanic gardens, historical landmarks, and an area of indigenous evergreen forest, but most of the gardens are of exotic flowering plants.   A pollinator garden would be important to:  • contribute to the biological well being of the park, • reintroduce […]