As part of a commitment to promoting sustainability and biodiversity while making the best use of 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.
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.”
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. These will only not create stunning attractive displays but also provide rich nectar sources for pollinating bees and other insects which support local diversity.
In total there are 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.