• Staff writer


Eco-friendly, green and relaxing, flower meadows bring biodiversity to big cities, reduce CO2 emissions and save water. EPP is Poland’s largest owner of retail real estate and is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. By introducing flower meadows at the company’s shopping centres, EPP is blending shopping with nature and respecting ecology.

Flower meadows are colourful and useful alternatives to regular lawns. They are virtually maintenance free as they don’t require fertilising, mowing or watering on a daily basis. This modern solution is a growing trend in Poland, bringing nature closer to people and making cities greener. Their flower meadows consist typically of colourful, flowering annuals, perennials and grasses. In South Africa, this is mostly African grassland gardens appearing in urban and suburban landscapes. They allow for more efficient use of resources and lower CO2 emissions.

Meadows retain water well, which makes them drought resistant. They contribute to cleaner air by catching pollution with their plants and reducing smog.

EPP has introduced the project at Galeria Solna in Inowroclaw this year, where together with Leroy Merlin, it planted half a hectare of flower meadow.


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