Central Park wildflower meadow


    Central park boasts fantastic views over the city center and Plymouth Sound with rolling open fields, woodland and wide meandering paths throughout for a variety of walks and viewing points, all paths are accessible by wheelchair and pushchair.

    There are a number of historic hedgerows throughout the park thriving with a variety of wildlife, animal and plant alike. There are also a number of bat and bird boxes throughout the park offering shelter and habitat for a variety of species. We conduct surveys to monitor the species in the park area.

    Within the park are community allotments and gardens which give the opportunity to grow your own food, meet new people and enjoy the outdoors. Find your local allotments and apply 

    Central Park has a stunning 2.2 hectares (5.4 acres) for pollinators as a result of large scale wildflower meadow creation in 2012 to 2014. The wildflower meadow was created through 'Plymouth's Buzzing', a joint project between Buglife and us, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The project involved local schools and communities in conserving bees, butterflies, hoverflies and other pollinating insects.

    The Family Tree site in Central Park was planted with over 2000 bluebells, primroses and crocuses to provide an early source of nectar and pollen for our pollinators and a burst of colour for visitors to the park. Wildflowers were sown into the meadow opposite the Family Tree site in 2012 and into Barn Park Meadow in 2013.

    Species include:

    • Vipers bugloss
    • Field scabiou
    • Ox-eye daisy
    • Lesser knapweed
    • Wild carrot
    • Red clover
    • Yellow rattle
    • Kidney vetch
    • Bird's foot trefoil