Wildflowers

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Daventry District Council is passionate about enhancing biodiversity and particularly helping to grow more wildflowers in the District. 

Our wildflower schemes provide opportunities for volunteers to work together for the good of their community, while creating new habitats in Daventry District for pollinator insects such as butterflies, hoverflies, beetles and wild bees, which are in decline in the UK.

Dozens of communities across the district have planted wildflowers in recent years with free seed and bulbs supplied by the Council.


Big Poppy Plant

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Following on from the first Big Poppy Plant in 2014, Daventry District Council has been inviting groups to apply for a "Remembrance" mix of free poppy seeds to be planted in their chosen community.

The project is part of a number of activities taking place across the District this year to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War.

Applications for the 2018 scheme have now closed. 

  

Previous wildflower projects


  • The Budding Communities project in 2017 provided 39 community groups and primary schools with a total of 16kg of wildflower seed and 4,600 spring bulbs for planting.

 

  • Mini Wildflower Meadows, which created small wildflower havens in Newnham, Barby, Long Buckby, Crick Jubilee Wood and Obelisk Spinney Pocket Park.

  

  • The Big Wildflowers Project, which saw perennial wildflower meadows of all sizes created by groups including Long Buckby United Reformed Church, Crick Jubilee Wood, Norton Parish Council, Flore Parish Council, Crick Millenium Wood Committee, Byfield Parish Council, Obelisk Spinney Pocket Park, Evelyn Wright Care Home, Braunston Canal Society, Guardians of Winwick, Braunston Parish Council, Lilbourne Parish Council, Weedon Pocket Park, Newnham Jubilee Allotment Association, West Haddon Parish Council, Barby and Onley Parish Council, Kilsby Parish Council, Arqiva, Brixworth Primary School, 4th Daventry Brownies, Daventry Guides, Long Buckby Pocket Park, Moulton Parish Council, Chapel Brampton Pocket Park, Yelvertoft Parish Council.

  

  • The Big Poppy Plant, which saw poppies and other wild flowers planted in more than 35 locations around the district in 2014, in order to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. The project was supported by the Northamptonshire Wildlife Trust and funding was also kindly received from the Rotary Club of Danetre Daventry.


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