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A Guide to the Plants of Nairobi City Park

Page 3: The plants of Nairobi City Park.

Book Cover Stunning and well-written, this book offers readers a glowing look into the realm of plants at City Park. The guide builds on an assessment of the park’s plant diversity done by a team of botanists from the National Museums of Kenya in 2009 (and an update in 2018). The book is intended to stimulate […]

City Park’s Nurseries

An old notice at one of the City Park Nurseries

Importance of Nairobi’s Urban Green Research shows that level of particulate matter (PM) in Nairobi’s atmosphere is 70% higher than World Health Organization (WHO) recomended levels. Urban greening assist in improving cities microclimates and the aesthetics value. Uran green absorbs toxins, consuming carbon dioxide and generating oxygen. Where to buy a plant, in Nairobi? Most […]

What’s your Favourite Nairobi Urban Forest?

Overhead view of trees at City Park. Photo by cngarachu.

Nairobi is blessed with a wealth of large green urban spaces. Have you explored these spaces? Exploring different ecological zones and habitats involves different physical activities; walking, sightseeing, picnics, hiking, jogging, or biking.   Map showing the different urban forests within Nairobi. Nairobi Arboretum (Entrance FEE) Close to Nairobi CBD area is 30.4 hectares of the […]

Friends of City Park the Ultimate Placemakers!

View of Markhamia trees, and lawns at City Park by cngarachu

On 30th November 2016, colorful paintings appeared on Muindi Mbingu Street. This was the start of placemaking week in Nairobi; a week that celebrated and highlighted the need to appreciate the different desires of people who use public spaces. Children Skating on Muindi Mbingu Street [Photo: UnHabitat 2016 Placemaking Report] What is Placemaking? Placemaking is […]