Planting programme 2023

The BID recognise the huge benefits that planting within the urban environment brings in terms of improving air quality, reducing the urban heat effect, attracting wildlife and adding visual interest.

To increase the amount of planting across the Linen Quarter, the BID commissioned a local gardener to provide a dedicated planting service for the District. New planting is specifically chosen with durability and sustainability in mind, adding greenery and pops of colour to the urban environment.

Linenhall Street / Ormeau Avenue / Linenhall Street West

During May 2023, planting was installed / renewed around the Thomas Thompson fountain on Ormeau Avenue / Bedford Street, the raised planters on Linenhall Street West, and the parklet opposite 26 Linenhall Street.

Flax Fields

Our Flax Fields planters were moved to Blackstaff Square in 2022 and were replanted during early Spring 2023. Flax Fields provides seating, planting and an additional bin, creating a vibrant space for office workers to enjoy lunch al fresco. This installation is maintained by our dedicated Clean Team.

Planter at Etap Hotel

As part of our clean up and regenerative work on Dublin Road, planting was installed in the brick planter beside Etap Hotel, creating a cleaner, greener and more welcoming space for guests arriving to enjoy the city.

Bankmore Square

As part of the rejuvenation works conducted during June 2023 grass lawns were re-laid and new planting installed, such as a wildflower meadow, perennials along the Bedford Street perimeter and climbing plants around the toilet block located at the Dublin Road entrance. These interventions are aimed at ensuring that Bankmore Square acts as a improved green space that will boost local biodiversity.

Belfast in Bloom

Our Belfast in Bloom planters were installed in June, along Great Victoria Street and throughout the district. These flower towers were funded by the BID, and installed/maintained by Belfast City Council