About the Gardens
The gardens at Mission Bay's Parklab seek to beautify, activate, and provide public access to three formerly-vacant lots running through the center of the neighborhood, particularly the lot that is now home to the miniature golf program.
The plants—primarily California natives—were selected by non-profit With Honey in the Heart and BASE Landscape Architecture to provide ecological and drought-friendly, low-maintenance pollinator habitat. Pollination is the process of moving pollen from one flower to another of the same species, which produces fertile seeds. Almost all flowering plants need to be pollinated, and most depend on bees, butterflies, and other animals to do that work.
The gardens are a work in progress! We have laid the groundwork (soil & mulch) and as the rainy season approaches, the plants will be installed and maintained by non-profit, social & environmental justice organization Urban Sprouts through their green jobs training program. Funding for the initial community outreach, research and design was provided by Parklab and a Complete Neighborhoods Grant from the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development.
Come for a stroll. Have a seat, look for butterflies, relax, and stay awhile.