On Sunday morning volunteers from the Town Council, Buckingham Rotary Club, Buckingham Table and Tree Wardens helped plant 4500 bulbs across Bourton Park to improve the appearance of this park and help increase biodiversity in the area.
As part of the Climate Emergency Action Plan, the Town Council committed to allocating a section of land to be planted with wildflowers every year. We have seen great success with summer wildflower meadows in Bourton Park and recognised that early spring flowers are also vital for early insects and the birds that feed on them. Various wooded locations surrounding the footpaths, car park, picnic areas and play areas were planted with thousands of Snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis), Bluebells (Hyacinthoides Nonscripta), Wild Garlic (Allium ursinum), Wood Anenomes (Anemone nemoros) and Snake’s Head Fritillary (Fritillaria meleagris) and by next spring these will be in full bloom and really brighten up these sections of the Park.
Thank you to all our fantastic volunteers for enabling this positive event to take place, for adhering to social distancing guidelines and for being willing to get their hands (or gloves!) dirty.
Chair of Environment Committee, Councillor Ruth Newell said “I enjoyed taking part in the planting and look forward to seeing all the bulbs flowering in the spring and adding to the wild flowers of our lovely Bourton Park. I look forward to further planting events playing a part in progressing our Climate Emergency Action Plan”
1. For enquiries please contact Paul Hodson at Buckingham Town Council on 01280 816426, firstname.lastname@example.org.