Safeguarding Pollinators, People and the Planet
A global alliance of gardens and communities ensuring the wellbeing of pollinators, people and the planet
A World Garden can be a rooftop, garden or landscape-scale ecological habitat for declining plant species and a variety of bees, butterflies and moths. It has remotely monitored honey bee and bumble bee hives to help create best practice guides for bee abundance and diversity and optimal plant combinations for native pollinators.
A World Garden ensures the wellbeing of pollinators, plants and people by addressing biodiversity at local levels. It conserves and enhances threatened plant populations, protects and restores pollinator diversity and density as well as the wildlife that depends on specific habitats for its survival.
World Gardens build adaptive capacity necessary for enhancing ecosystems resilience and securing the basis for human wellbeing. They improve understanding of the effects of climate change on plants and on the world’s biodiversity and how the interaction of these changes impacts plants and their role in regulating the global climate.
Ultimately, a World Garden is about land use contributing to the wellbeing of people, pollinators and the planet. It is a socially relevant showcase for plant and pollinator diversity, education and research, and a basis for connecting people with nature and with each other.
In the UK, the World Bee Project’s ecological consultancy service, in collaboration with our landscape services partner, Gavin Jones Limited, can deliver projects across the UK, designing, installing and maintaining rooftop, garden and landscape-scale ecological habitats for honey bees, bumble bees and a variety of bees, butterflies and moths.
Established in 1919, Gavin Jones Limited are appointed Royal Warrant Holders for Landscape Services to H.M. The Queen. They maintain a team of 400 gardeners and have accrued many industry awards including, BALI Grand /Principal Awards and RHS Chelsea Flower Show medals, and won awards for projects undertaken for 2012 London Olympics - Queen Elizabeth Park, Potters Field Park, Bluewater Shopping Centre, Land Securities, Coca-Cola, The Level - Brighton and Google UK, amongst others.