The Hampshire-based wildflower experts are assisting Cornwall Council and its incumbent contractor Cormac with the delivery of a £3.5 million programme invested in public recreational areas, roadside verges and old churchyards to make them better places for people and wildlife.
Seven Cornish towns have been identified to receive investment through GI4G, with the environmental funding focus creating a nature-rich habitat across an area equivalent to 35 rugby pitches.
In consultation with environmental specialists from Exeter University and with guidance supplied by the team from Wildflower Turf Ltd, Cornwall Council established a number of wildflower trial sites during late Summer/Autumn 2017.
The germination and growth results were very convincing and both Wildflower Turf and Wildflower Earth™ products are now being used across the various sites nominated by the Council, who have worked in close consultation with local communities to identify areas to benefit from this urban green space investment.
James Hewetson-Brown, Managing Director at Wildflower Turf Ltd said: “It is heartening to see the commitment of Cornwall Council to developing biodiversity and wildflower spaces in the South West. We are delighted to be involved with this exciting project and have enjoyed watching the speed with which these habitats have established and are now benefitting wildlife.”
The Green Infrastructure for Growth Project is supported by funding from the European Regional Development Fund, Cornwall Council, and the University of Exeter.