Well maintained boulevards and boulevard gardens add character to neighbourhoods and enhance community pride. Boulevard gardens can also provide food to communities, increase ecological diversity, and provide habitat for wildlife including birds, butterflies, and pollinators.
See our Boulevard Maintenance and Planting Tips guide to learn how you can landscape your boulevard to support ecology in the District of Saanich.
Residents who want to landscape the boulevard area adjacent to their homes need a Boulevard Permit. A Boulevard Permit application can be found here or at the Municipal Hall.
Review the list of plants approved by Saanich for use in the Approved Plant List, Boulevard Regulation Bylaw, 2018, No. 9487.
Food producing plants are allowed within certain guidelines. If you intend to grow food, you must follow boulevard plant height restrictions. Food producing plants need more water and maintenance, and therefore require more planning before planting. Pets and wildlife also may impact the ability to grow food producing plants.