We’re officially a Bee City, committed to protecting pollinators across our community. Pollinated plants provide a third of our food, and by planting native plants throughout Kitchener in pollinator gardens, we can support our bee population that in turn support us.

On this page:

  1. The importance of pollinators
  2. Start a pollinator garden
  3. Resources

The importance of pollinators

There are over 1000 species of pollinating animals in Canada. Although more than 70 per cent of pollination in Canada come from bees, Canada is home to more pollinators than just our buzzing friends. Learn more about the different types of pollinators in Canada.


Start a pollinator garden

It can be difficult to know where to start when created a pollinator garden, especially if you’re new to gardening. Thankfully many of our native pollinator plants need very little, or no maintenance once they’re planted. Learn how to select the perfect site for your pollinator garden.

Check out our guide to year-round pollinator garden maintenance.


Resources

To learn more about starting your pollinator garden and the native plants suited to Kitchener, read more on our partner sites: