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News of Green Areas and Biodiversity

Sarrià-Sant Gervasi opens the new Doctor Roig i Raventós Gardens

The renovation of the gardens includes improvements in accessibility and lighting, and the creation of a vegetable backdrop to make a plant barrier.

The street tree search engine, a tool for professionals and the general public

There are more than 150 types of trees on Barcelona's streets. They add different kinds of foliage, different colours and different scents, helping to give our streets an identity while improving the environment. Now, using the street tree search engine, you can find out about this part of the city's heritage.

International Rose Competition: from the 9th to the 11th of May

From the 9th to the 11th of May the Ajuntament de Barcelona (Barcelona's City Council), through the city's Àrea de Medi Ambient i Serveis Urbans (Environmental and Urban Services Section), is organizing the 14th edition of the International New Roses of Barcelona Competition in the Cervantes Rose Garden.

Spring is here!

The municipal parks and gardens as well as household plants are all taking on new life and coming into flower with the arrival of Spring. Now is the moment to prune dead leaves and branches, sow seeds and begin watering on a more regular basis.

Video 'the spring Starts'

Trees are being updated

More than 60 Parcs i Jardins workers carry out work every winter to prune trees along the city's streets, making the most of the halt in vegetative growth during the winter.

The trees start|put on the day

Registration is open for the International "Barcelona Rose Convention"

An international event on roses and their use in public and private areas around the world, taking place in the Palau de Pedralbes from 11 to 14 May, will be joined by renowned experts from the sector. The registration period closes on 24 April 2014.

Barcelona, City of Roses

Green and more sustainable party walls

Green and more sustainable party walls

Urban Habitat. Barcelona adapts the outer walls of several buildings to energy and aesthetic needs, with decorative vertical gardens and solar panels for self-sufficient buildings.

Green and more sustainable party walls

Redevelopment work starts in Plaça de l'Assemblea de Catalunya, in Sant Andreu

Redevelopment work starts in Plaça de l'Assemblea de Catalunya, in Sant Andreu

Public works. The planned work includes replacing existing paving, improving street lighting, adapting the existing drainage system, fitting new urban furniture and tidying up garden areas.

The Jardins de Màlaga to be remodelled

The Jardins de Màlaga to be remodelled

The environment. The Sants-Montjuïc District plans to extend and improve the children's play area. This will triple in size and occupy an area of 347 square metres.

A cleaning station with a roof garden

A cleaning station with a roof garden

Urban Habitat. The Sarrià-Sant Gervasi district is opening a new cleaning centre and urban park situated at the foot of Tibidabo mountain, at Torrent d'en Maduixer. It is the first municipal facility to have a self-sufficient heating and cooling system, as it will be harnessing thermal energy from the subsoil.

'Torrent d'en Maduixer Cleaning Station' video

A lake that becomes a public swimming pool for the summer

A lake that becomes a public swimming pool for the summer

City To cool off on these hot days, the alternative to the beach is usually a swimming pool. Have you seen the public swimming pool in Creueta del Coll Park? We'll show you! >+ Videos on our YouTube channel.

Work starts on building a new spill tank for the waters of the Torrent Espinagosa

Work starts on building a new spill tank for the waters of the Torrent Espinagosa

Infrastructure. The new tank will increase the capacity of the existing sewer system and preserve the natural environment of the Vallvidrera Reservoir, preventing occasional overflows.

The remodelling of the Ca l'Alena Gardens begins

The remodelling of the Ca l'Alena Gardens begins

Public works. This project aims to convert the interior of a Marina de Port housing block into an area for greater public use which is better connected to its surrounding facilities.

Convertiu-vos en naturalistes!

Medi Ambient. A les jornades BioBlitzBCN podreu participar en observacions guiades de la flora i la fauna del Parc del Laberint d'Horta i contribuir a enriquir el cens de la ciutat. + Vídeos al nostre canal de Youtube.

Vídeo 'BioBlitzBCN'

An extra two kilometres for breathing in Barcelona

Green spaces. Passeig de les Aigües now has an extra two kilometres ready for the exclusive use of walkers and cyclists. + Videos on our YouTube channel.

'Passeig de les Aigües' Video

Rediscover the nature from Barcelona with BioBlitzBCN!

The next 19 and 20 April the gardens of the Labyrinth of Horta they will accommodate the fourth edition of BioBlitzBCN, a conference of naturalistic research open to all the citizenship.

El Turó Park i el Parc de la Barceloneta acullen aquest hivern tallers de jardineria i ornamentació

El Turó Park i el Parc de la Barceloneta acullen aquest hivern tallers de jardineria i ornamentació

Els jardins del Turó Park (11-12 novembre) i el Parc de la Barceloneta (2-9 desembre) acullen els tallers de jardineria i ornamentació floral "Fés de casa teva un Jardí", amb l'objectiu de facilitar la descoberta de la jardineria a l'hivern. Inscripcions limitades.

Learning material "Fés de casa teva un jardí"

Check the material produced on the occasion of gardening workshops "Fés e casa teva un jardí" held in a dozen parks in the city.

Turn your house into a garden 2011-12

The City Council of Barcelona, in collaboration with the Catalan Confederation of Ornamental Gardening (CHOC in Catalan) brings to you a new edition of workshops on gardening and ornamentation in the parks and gardens of the city.

Technical courses restricted to the Labyrinth Education Centre

See the programme of the technical courses.

11º International Competition of Roses Noves of Barcelona

El 6, 7 and 8 May, in the Roserar of the Park of Cervantes

Barcelona expresses its|his|her|their solidarity with Japan with the plantation of a rose bamboo

Barcelona expresses its|his|her|their solidarity with Japan with the plantation of a rose bamboo

Barcelona and Japan have squeezed|narrowed its|his|her|their kisuna (bows) with the plantation of a rose bamboo, flower coming from this Asian country, and a minute of silence to give homage to the victims of the earthquake that it|he|she razed this Asian country makes a mes.

Increase in flowers in the city due to sustainability criteria

The aim is to promote colour and to make the city prettier while exploiting the benefits of nature and increasing citizens' well-being and enjoyment.

News of Residus

Giving toys a second life

Giving toys a second life

The environment. The City Council is setting up a pilot programme for reusing used toys that people leave at the city's neighbourhood green points and mobile green points.

Barcelona launches extra cleaning and security services for the New Year's Eve

Barcelona launches extra cleaning and security services for the New Year's Eve

Christmas. The City Council is launching extra cleaning and security measures for the New Year celebrations, particularly in the area of Avinguda de la Maria Cristina where a fireworks and music show organised by Fura dels Baus will be held for the first time.

Barcelona launches extra cleaning and security services for the New Year's Eve

A cleaning station with a roof garden

A cleaning station with a roof garden

Urban Habitat. The Sarrià-Sant Gervasi district is opening a new cleaning centre and urban park situated at the foot of Tibidabo mountain, at Torrent d'en Maduixer. It is the first municipal facility to have a self-sufficient heating and cooling system, as it will be harnessing thermal energy from the subsoil.

'Torrent d'en Maduixer Cleaning Station' video

The new Eixample cleaning-services depot will be located in Joan Miró Park

The new Eixample cleaning-services depot will be located in Joan Miró Park

Cleaning. The Urban Habitat and Environment Commission has definitively approved the Joan Miró Park Special Underground Development Project for the location of the new cleaning-services depot.

Good waste collection and recycling habits

Good waste collection and recycling habits

Environment. The City Council is launching a campaign that will be rolled out in all the Ciutat Vella neighbourhoods between now and 2015, to remind people and give more information on good habits for cleaning, civic behaviour and collecting waste.

'Ciutat Vella Cleaning Campaign' video

Barcelona improves its municipal services

Barcelona improves its municipal services

Society. Both the city and the public services it offers score highly with citizens, according to the Municipal Services Survey. Unemployment and working conditions are the main concerns. >+ Videos on our YouTube channel.

'2013 Municipal Services Survey' video

Barcelona gets ready for the La Mercè

Barcelona gets ready for the La Mercè

Festivals. The city will increase security and cleaning services during the five days of the Festa Major [Big Annual Festival], and the Metro, Tram, Bicing and Montjuïc bus line services will stay open longer.

The City Council has cleaned up more than 56,000 pieces of chewing gum and other stains on the city's pavements

The City Council has cleaned up more than 56,000 pieces of chewing gum and other stains on the city's pavements

The environment. The operation covered around 300,000 square metres of pavement, using a water-pressure system to save water. >+ Videos on our YouTube channel.

Cleaning up chewing gum

A new material is being tested that removes dirt from urban elements

Urban Services. The compound, requiring no maintenance, reduces odours and protects against fungi and microorganisms.

Els residus recollits a Barcelona disminueixen en un 6,5%

Medi Ambient. La recollida de totes les fraccions s'ha reduït respecte al 2011 i la producció de residus per persona i dia se situa en els 1,27 quilos. + Més vídeos al nostre canal de Youtube.

Vídeo 'Balanç residus 2012'

Barceloneta park opens a new green point with an environmental classroom

Environment. Besides being a neighbourhood point for recyclable, recoverable and special waste, it will also hold workshops and activities for school kids, elderly people and social organisations.

La responsabilitat de tenir un animal de companyia

Civisme. L'Ajuntament comença una nova campanya per assegurar el civisme i la convivència amb els propietaris d'animals de companyia.+ Vídeos al nostre canal de Youtube.

Vídeo 'Animals de companyia'

All the activities of III European Week for Waste Reduction

All the activities of III European Week for Waste Reduction

Consult here all the activities organized in Barcelona during the III European Week for Waste Reduction.

Find your green point!

The green points network in the city – Mobile, neighbourhood, area or school – is a free and easy way for people to conveniently deposit a variety of waste materials and objects that are no longer used for their respective recycling.

The Town Council helps you to sorting out the oil from cooking|kitchen

A to start from the 28 February come in your more nearby Green Point and it|he|she picks up your OLIPOT, the recipient to deposit the oil used of cooking|kitchen. You will avoid to throw away this oil in|on the sink and you will help to preserving the environment ambient.

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The post|square Lesseps uses the remodeled Sharecropper of the Palm Tree for the first time

City. The proposal of remodelling won the second competition Public Corners summoned by the Promotion of the Arts and of the Design.

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