More wonderful wildflowers for Plymouth

Monday 27th March 2017

This spring will see more stunning wildflower road verges being created through the centre of Plymouth as environmental charity Buglife and Plymouth City Council once again work together on the Urban Buzz project.

After the fantastic feedback we received last summer about places including Western Approach, Derry’s Cross and North Cross roundabouts, the decision has been made to increase the number of vibrant and colourful wildflower road verges throughout the city.

This spring work will start on new areas along Exeter Street, Plymouth Road and Ernesettle Lane, as well as improving and extending existing areas at both Marsh Mills and in the city centre. All of these places will be full of beautiful flowers and buzzing with life come the summer.

Laura Larkin, Plymouth’s Urban Buzz Officer said “Urban Buzz, with the help of some fantastic local volunteers has now added over 60 new places for pollinators right across Plymouth, including new wildflower meadows in many parks and road verges. This summer these places will provide beautiful, bright, and inspiring flower-filled places that local people can use and enjoy, as well as creating wonderful new homes for these essential insects.”

Plymouth Urban Buzz, supported by Biffa Award, Garfield Weston Foundation, The People’s Postcode Lottery and in partnership with Plymouth City Council is working very closely with the local community to find and create over 100 new places for our precious pollinators throughout the city. We are working to turn publicly accessible spaces including unused corners of parks, community gardens and patches of unused urban space into new nesting sites and beautiful flower-rich areas.

Plymouth City Council Councillor, Patrick Nicholson said,

“We are delighted to be working with Plymouth Urban Buzz to bring more wildflower sites to Plymouth, bringing colour and vibrancy to our urban areas as well as encouraging insects and pollinators.

 It’s great to be creating 100 new places for wild flowers while engaging with the community so they can enjoy nature and the diversity it delivers.”

Urban Buzz is running in Plymouth until June 2017. To keep up to date with our progress and to learn about any Urban Buzz events in Plymouth please visit our website at www.buglife.org.uk/urban-buzz/plymouth or contact Laura Larkin on laura.larkin@buglife.org.uk or 07464828624.