This year meadows have been established across London, from the Olympic park where there are superb examples of both pictorial and perennial meadows, to Richmond playing fields where a strip of meadow is into its third year.
London Boroughs are entering enthusiastically into meadow growing to do their bit for the preservation of pollinators. Check out our web site to find your nearest London meadow. Capel Manor College is working in partnership with London in Bloom.
Meadows not only add to the public enjoyment of municipal open space, they also cut maintenance costs and have been said to improve civic responsibility. Where meadows have replaced mown grass around tower blocks, there is evidence to show a reduction in crime. People as well as pollinators need meadows.
Please note that the information on the Meadows website refers to data collected in 2011
Wildflower meadows in the London boroughs – click on the map pins for a list of meadows in each borough.
Total amount of Wildflower Meadows in Central London Boroughs is 718 hectares