Since 2012 we've been getting Plymouth Buzzing! The city wide project is part-funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and led by Buglife and us.
Volunteers have helped plant over 5,000 wild flower plug plants and 1,900 flowering bulbs to compliment the 52 kg of wildflower seed that has been sown.
Wildflower meadows are managed by a single annual cut in late summer/autumn and removing the hay. Wild flowers thrive on nutrient poor soils so if managed correctly, each year they should get better and better!
Our wildflower meadows are looking splendid right now! We manage over 120 sites for wildlife like bees, butterflies and reptiles. To celebrate this and generate a buzz across the city we launched a wildflower social media campaign and photography competition. We hope the campaign will spark interest and enthusiasm for the wildflowers, help us get the message across about why wildflower meadows are great and help us remotely monitor the condition of our meadows.
Feel free to join in and post some of your recent photos of our wildflower meadows! Just post a photo to the nature Plymouth FB page, or post a picture on your wall and use the #plymouthwildflowers and #plymouthparksmatter. Don’t forget to include the location and a caption describing why you love your meadow.