Back in March, pupils of Newlands Spring Primary School put their gardening gloves on and joined in with our parks team to plant wildflowers in the green space of their local play area, off Copperfield Road.

A combination of Eco Council members (a collective of pupils from across school years with an early passion for the environment) and a group of Year 5 pupils, helped plant flower plugs and distribute seed bombs in the open space and between them planted the grass area with a colourful mix of twelve native flower species. In time, this area will become a hotbed of activity for pollinators and other bugs and insects in warmer months.

The wildflowers planted by seed bombs will bloom later than the plugs, hopefully as early as this summer, and the combination of flowers will create a colourful and ever-changing landscape in this urban space.

Over the next few months (and years), the children will be able to visit the space and see what they have helped create.

You can read more about this work in City Life.