Plant flowers

Many types of bees, butterflies and other pollinators are declining around the world. Bees need food and a home. You can help them thrive in the city and bring the buzz back to your neighbourhood by planting flowers that they love.

Get started by picking up a free #GiveItAGrow planting kit on 14 September.

Get involved

There are lots of ways that you can get involved. You can:

Why do we need to plant for bees?

We rely on bees and other pollinators – including butterflies, moths and hoverflies – for growing lots of our favourite foods, and for the flowers in our parks and gardens to flourish. They are vital for our health, wealth and wellbeing.

Many of these insects are in decline. But with our help, they can thrive in the city. Bees need food – nectar and pollen from flowers – and a home: somewhere to nest and rest. Bring the buzz back to your neighbourhood!

Let us know how you’re helping bees. Share your photos on social media with the hashtag #NationalParkCity

The Mayor is calling on Londoners to do simple things to make our city greener as part of his plan to help make London a National Park City in 2019. Find out what else you can do

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