All things bright and beautiful will spring up in Adur and Worthing this summer as wildflower meadows are sowed across our communities.
As part of a commitment to promoting sustainability and biodiversity while making the best use of our open spaces, Adur & Worthing Councils is embarking on a widespread programme of seed scattering.
Where The Wild Flowers Grow will see parks staff work with community groups and residents to scatter seeds in carefully cultivated areas.
With a little sun and splash of rain, the result will be fragrant explosions of colour in the summer across parks, green spaces, churchyards and even roadside verges.
Councillor Emma Evans, Adur District Council’s Executive Member for Environment, said: “I’m delighted once again to announce that we will be creating this colourful display on sites across the whole of Adur. With the help of communities across our area, a little bit of endeavour helps turn patches of green land into attractive displays for all to enjoy.”
Councillor Edward Crouch, Worthing Borough Council’s Executive Member for Digital & Environmental Services, said: “The wildflower displays produced by the council and our residents really are stunning. Not only is an excellent way of putting a spring in the step but it is also an amazing way of creating habitats to nurture insects and other wildlife.”
The Councils have carried out a programme of wildflower planting in parks for a number of years.
Carefully selected seed mix including borage, cosmos, cornflower, flax and marigold not create stunning attractive displays but also provide rich nectar sources for our pollinating bees and other insects which support local diversity.
In total, nearly 30 sites. In Adur this includes Southwick Cemetery, St Michael and All Angels Church Yard, Buckingham Park, Mill Hill, Sompting Rec and Lancing Manor Park. Worthing sites include Brooklands, The Gallops, Splashpoint, Marine Crescent and Worthing Crematorium.
Friends Of groups have also been involved in sowing sites at Fishersgate Rec and Hamble Rec in Sompting, as well as Victoria Park, Homefield Park and Broadwater Cemetery in Worthing.