Wild Flower Meadows

Recently there was a piece on BBC Radio Scotland about the reduction in native plant species and decline of the honey bee. There are several areas within Viewpark where parkland has been allowed to overgrow and is no longer cut by the council. Transitioning these areas to wildflower meadows has a two-fold benefit. It is more aesthetically pleasing than long grass, it also helps pollinating insects and it is far cheaper to maintain than mown parkland (requires roughly one cut per year a opposed to several for short managed grassland). In addition it can help maintain native wildflower species, some of which are in decline.

Viewpark and Tannochside SNP plan on contacting the Royal Botanic Gardens and Viewpark Gardens to enquire into community funding and will keep you posted on developments.