Titled ‘Stołówka dla fifnych owadów’ (Canteen For Insects), the project will see 35 ‘insect hotels’ debut across the city with confirmed locations including the gardens of 12 primary schools and 18 kindergartens.
Unique to Poland, and possibly the world, the 3 million PLN project in Poznań will see former seating areas replaced by flowerbeds specifically intended to attract bees, and will be further embellished by nectar-bearing trees, sculptures, viewing points, water cascades and subtle lighting purposefully designed so as not to interfere with their activities.
Flower sellers – who usually sell chrysanthemums for the 1 November holiday, which people lay on their relatives’ graves – found themselves in a tricky position after it was decided to close all cemeteries.
Polish government agricultural agencies will buy out flowers from traders who stocked up for the All Saints' Day but cannot sell their produce due to Friday's decision to shut down cemeteries, PM Mateusz Morawiecki said on Saturday.
Polish President Andrzej Duda and his wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda laid flowers on Thursday at the Polish Military Cemetery at Monte Cassino in southern Italy, the site of a 1944 battle in which Polish forces played a key role.
Facing the threat of drought and the need for savings, Polish cities have turned ‘avant-gardeners’ by banning mowing and creating ‘cheap ‘n’ easy’ flowery urban meadows instead.
President Andrzej Duda laid flowers at the monument to Silesian Uprising leader Wojciech Korfanty as Poland marks the 99th anniversary of the 3rd Silesian Uprising falling on May 2.
From their small family-run business high in the Beskidy mountains, Gosia and Wiesiek Borowy’s products are sold in New York's MoMA and Vitra in Germany, Kim Kardashian buys their toys for her children, and they are the recent recipients of the international BuyMeOnce Excellence Award in London for their aesthetic and eco-friendly designs. Now they plan to save bees with their ‘Help the bees! (Be)e your friend’ initiative.
Karol Podyma’s Łąki Kwietne firm has blazed a trail both home and abroad in its quest to fill towns with eco-minded meadows.
Roses of all colours and shapes bedazzle one of the gardens at an exhibition at Warsaw’s Royal Castle.