Growing Green in Metro Vancouver

Grow Green is a guide to creating and maintaining sustainable gardens and lawns using non-invasive, readily available plants in Metro Vancouver. The website provides a searchable database of plants that thrive in our local climate, without needing lots of water or chemicals. For people with lots of yard space or only a few containers, Grow Greens is all about selecting the right plant for the right place.

Grow Green Plant Guide screenshot

Working in collaboration with Metro Vancouver and UBC Botanical Garden, LEES+Associates created Photoshop renderings to help everyone from novice gardeners to landscape industry professionals visualize the potential of their outdoor space. Students from the Horticulture Training Program at the UBC Botanical Garden are now turning the five most downloaded planting schemes into reality. Below is the future site of the Grow Green demonstration gardens.

Future Site - Grow Green demonstration gardens

The top five most downloaded planting schemes:

5. Delicate Delights
Delicate Delights - Grow Green

4. Made in the Shade
Made in the Shade - Grow Green

3. Timeless
Timeless - Grow Green

2. Hey Bee-Bee
Hey Bee Bee - Grow Green

1. Fountain of Colour
Fountain of Colour - Grow Green

Check out the Grow Green Guide and don’t forget to share and provide feedback!