Roadside Gardening for Pollinators

We can “green up” our city’s unused spaces, and create valuable wildlife habitat.  By planting native plants in the city-owned planting strip or bump-out (curb extension) in front of your own residence, you'll help migrating and local birds, butterflies, and bees.

Read Watertown Community Gardens’ newly created step-by-step guide to planting in strips and bump-outs.

Click to download the full color Pollinator Garden Brochure - WCG.pdf

Click to download a black and white, home-printing-friendly version Roadside pollinator garden steps BW.pdf

Read the Department of Public Work’s Planting Strip Guide that highlights important city guidelines, native plant suggestions, and lay-out designs.  This and more useful information is available at the Forestry Department's webpage.

Presentation materials

Click here for a power point presentation on how Melinda Dennis, a novice gardener, and a Watertown Community Garden board member, converted the bump-out in front of her residence on Hosmer Street into a vibrant pollinator garden.


If you do plant, please let us know. We would love to hear from you!

Watertown Community Gardens is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

P.O. Box 1041, Watertown, MA 02471

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