In Spring of 2019, the University of Utah welcomed the green infrastructure pollinator garden to campus. Located between the Architecture Building and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, the garden serves as a welcome refuge for students, faculty, visitors, and of course – pollinators! It boasts over 30 plant species, and features intentionally designed habitat for bees, hummingbirds, butterflies and several other animal species. In addition to supporting wildlife, the garden aids in managing stormwater. Its bioswales prevent runoff from flowing off the surrounding pavement and flooding the basement of the Architecture pavement. The benefits of the green infrastructure pollinator garden are numerous.
The project was made possible by the Sustainable Campus Initiative Fund at the University of Utah. A team of students and faculty from diverse disciplines collaborated in submitting the project proposal and bringing it to fruition upon receiving funding. We hope that the garden will inspire future sustainability endeavors for years to come.
To learn more about the garden, click here.