Rotterdam Rooftop Days (Dakendagen) and Bijenkorf join forces to plant a lavender garden on the roof of the iconic department store.
More than 3,000 plants are planted to create a sea of purple, fragrant flowers. The garden will not only serve as a refuge for people, but also for bees. Roofs and bees are not an unknown combination. High above the hustle and bustle of the city, the bees can nestle in peace. That's one big reason why many beekeepers keep their bee colonies at altitude.
Rotterdam Architecture Month
During the month of June, the Rotterdam Architecture Month, the garden will be open every weekend within the opening hours of De Bijenkorf. Visitors of the Rotterdam Rooftop Days can be the first to get on the roof. The grand opening of the bee-friendly roof garden takes place during the Rotterdam Rooftop Days, held on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd of June. De Bijenkorf is located on the Coolsingel.
For De Bijenkorf, this is isn't the organisation's first foray into the world of bee conservation. The high end department store, together with partners, has previously launched the initiative The Pollinators; a platform that works towards the conservation of bees their living conditions in the Netherlands.
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