The wildflower beds at Central Park look amazing, presenting with an array of colours and an abundance of flowers.
Why wildflower beds?
Plant diversity attracts insects and other invertebrates (including butterflies, bees, spiders and millipedes), birds and mammals
Flowering species add a changing palate of colour to the urban environment throughout the seasons
Opportunities for education and recreation abound (ranging from nature studies to art lessons)
Even small plots of wildflower planting can change the feel of a setting, so that the creation of a wildflower meadow as part of an urban greenspace can bring a little piece of countryside into the town
The wildflower beds will be maintained to allow the more desirable species to flourish and to reduce the vitality of the more rampant species. This will ensure the beds are enjoyed for years to come.
Thank you to everyone involved in making this happen and those who look after and care for the park on a daily basis.
To truly appreciate their beauty, when you are next in the park, make sure you head over to the play area so you can enjoy the display.
Huge thanks to park visitor Kim Poulton who gave us permission to use these amazing photographs, showing the beds in all their splendor.