Xeric Pollinator Gardens at Peninsula Park

Thanks to our horticulturist Hillary Maurer, Peninsula Park is now in the process of converting at least some of its grassy areas (non-play areas) into xeric pollinator gardens. These gardens consist of a variety of drought-tolerant plants. These plants bloom at different times of the year, ensuring that pollinators will have attractive plants of some sort throughout the year.

Interpretive Signage at Peninsula Park

Our sincere thanks to the Portland Garden Club for a grant to partly fund interpretive signs in three of the new Xeric Gardens just above and around the rose garden. And many thanks to Portland Parks & Recreation, to Mike Grosso, and to Hillary Maurer for constructing the gardens and for supporting our efforts to expand community awareness and engagement with these new signs.

With these signs, designed and produced by Sea Reach Ltd., we feel that we are in sync with the Mission Statement of the Portland Garden Club:

“To stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening, to aid in the protection of the native trees, plants, and birds, to encourage civic beauty, and to improve and protect the quality of the environment through programs and action in the fields of conservation and education.”


Peninsula Park Rose Garden Horticulturist, Hillary Maurer
The Portland Garden Club Logo
Xeric Signage Peninsula Park on Kerby St Portland Oregon
Xeric Signage Albina Ave Portland Oregon